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View information on the FM 756 project.

Project Overview

TxDOT is developing plans for the expansion of SH 31 from Loop 323 in Tyler, east to FM 1639 in Kilgore. The project includes expanding the existing two-lane roadway to a four-lane divided highway, which will address safety concerns along the corridor.  


Enhancements to this corridor include:

  • Widening from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane roadway with flush and depressed medians, as well as curb and gutter in the urban areas to improve safety and accommodate expected growth in traffic
  • Redesigning the roadway’s alignments to meet current design criteria

The project will require the acquisition of additional right-of-way.

Get Involved

TxDOT presented the four design alternatives for public comment at the first public meetings on Nov. 14, 2017, and Nov. 16, 2017, in the cities of Kilgore and Tyler, respectively.

TxDOT presented the preferred alternative for public comment at the second public meeting on July 24, 2018 in in the city of Tyler.

TxDOT posted a notice of availability for Draft Environmental Assessment and an Opportunity for Public Hearing on July 24, 2020.

TxDOT issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on Oct. 15, 2020. 


Next steps include the following:

  • Right of Way Acquisitions - 2022 (tentatively)
  • Funding for construction is not yet identified

Based on recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Governor Abbott, TxDOT has limited its in-person public involvement efforts to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public safety is a top priority for TxDOT. Our processes will continue to be updated based on CDC, state and local health recommendations.


Contact Us

TxDOT Tyler District
Attn: Advanced Project Development Office
2709 W. Front St.
Tyler, TX 75702

(903) 510-9100