Construction on Highway 31 in Smith County causing lengthy delays for drivers

Construction on Highway 31 in Smith County causing lengthy delays for drivers

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Construction on Highway 31 in Smith County is expected to cause lengthy delays for drivers traveling between Tyler and Kilgore.

Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) maintenance crews started the project Tuesday morning and the impact was almost immediately felt by commuters in either direction. Drivers were stopped for several minutes near F.M. 757 and County Road 21. 

TxDOT officials said work will continue along Highway 31 for the next few weeks, and drivers should allow themselves extra time to get where they're going, especially during peak hours. 

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