A few turns of dirt during a groundbreaking last month marked the ceremonial beginning of Sundt’s construction work on the State Highway 31 bypass in North Texas.
The $105.9-million transportation project is taking place in and around Corsicana, located 60 miles southeast of Dallas.
The 12-mile four-lane road will improve mobility by allowing motorists to bypass Corsicana to the south, helping enhance safety and traffic flow. Big rigs using State Highway 31 have no other option than to travel through Corsicana’s small downtown and its traffic lights and storefronts. The town’s population is approximately 24,000.
The project also includes 2 miles of reconstruction on Interstate 45. The relief route goes under the interstate at one point.
Work will take place over three phases and is scheduled to be complete in 2019.