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Project Overview

TxDOT is developing preliminary 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 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 hosted the first public meetings on Nov. 14, 2017, and Nov. 16, 2017 in the cities of Kilgore and Tyler, respectively. Four alternatives were presented for public comment.

TxDOT hosted the second public meeting on July 24, 2018 in in the city of Tyler. The preferred alternative was presented to the public. A copy of the alternative is available for viewing through the Interactive Map link below.

TxDOT plans to host a third public meeting in the form of a public hearing. The public hearing's details will be posted to this website as they become available. Adjacent property owners will also receive notification by mail. All interested citizens will have a chance to provide input, voice concerns and ask questions.


Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TxDOT has suspended its in-person public involvement efforts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The suspension will impact this project's development schedule. At this moment, the extent of the delay is unknown and dependent on future guidance. We will update this webpage as more information becomes available. Public safety is a top priority for the department. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Next steps include the following:

  • Public Hearing - summer of 2020 (tentatively)
  • Environmenta Clearance - end of 2020 (tentatively)
  • Right-of-Way Acquisitions - 2022 (tentatively)
  • Funding for construction has not yet been identified


Contact Us

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

(903) 510-9100