As they received environmental clearance in the fall of 2020, TxDOT’s Tyler District is on track to begin improvements on SH 31.The new improvements will reconstruct and expand the current two way road into a four lane, divided facility. The SH 31 project will be 20 miles in length and will start at Loop 323 in Tyler and end at FM 1639.
Since the project has received environmental clearance, the next steps are the acquisition of right of way. The project is anticipated to need 171.4 acres of new right-of way, which will likely displace 41 residences and 16 non-residential structures. Funding for the project has not yet been identified but TxDOT is tentatively expected to begin acquiring ROW in 2022.