Gotta love those COE bureaucratic rules. The west side of Hwy 31 between Trinidad and Malakoff has been completely submerged 3 times in the last 3 months from back waters from flooding on the Trinity River. As soon as the water recedes off the asphalt, the west side is reopened to all traffic including 18 wheelers. And guess what, not a single ripple in the asphalt even with water within 6" of the roadway on both sides of the road. I traveled it once with only one west lane open with water on the other lane. Must be the 8th wonder of the world.