State Highway 31 Widening, CR 3344 to Hill County Line (Hubbard Bypass)
Features & Highlights
- Nearly 10 miles of combined work on highway realignment, widening and improvements
- 12 new bridges, 32 concrete box culverts, over 2.5 million cubic yards of embankment
- Project continues to move forward despite intense weather and adverse conditions.
This $63.9-million project for TxDOT will improve almost 10 miles of Texas State Highway 31 in Hill County, Texas. Our scope of work includes creating a 5.5-mile-long realignment of the highway around of the town of Hubbard; widening and reconstructing the existing two-lane rural highway to four lanes with grade-separated interchanges; 12 new bridges; 32 concrete box culverts; and over 2.5 million cubic yards of embankment.
The new bypass will help to reduce congestion by routing through-traffic around the southern end of Hubbard, rather than through town. New grade separations at five existing intersections will improve safety by eliminating crossings with the highway, and improved drainage crossings will help to mitigate flooding. The project has a 28-month schedule, and we are working to keep pace despite record rains (more than double the rainfall in a typical year for Hill County) and intense summer heat. These conditions have required several team members to step up, with many crews working double shifts during nights.