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 improved almost 10 miles of Texas State Highway 31 in Hill County, Texas. Our scope of work included 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 reduces congestion by routing through-traffic around the southern end of Hubbard, rather than through town. New grade separations at five existing intersections improved safety by eliminating crossings with the highway, and improved drainage crossings help mitigate flooding. The project had a 28-month schedule, but Sundt worked to keep pace despite record rains (more than double the rainfall in a typical year for Hill County) and intense summer heat. These conditions required several team members to step up, with many crews working double shifts during nights.