District 1


Project Updates

​There are several ongoing City projects of interest to District 1 residents.  First,  there is the reconstruction of Sylvan Avenue, north of I-30.  This project is located in adjacent Council District 6, but affects a vital route in and out of north Oak Cliff.

The Tyler-Polk Two-way Conversion project will change those streets from one-way to two-way and will include updates to traffic signals  from Davis St to Twelfth St.

The West Davis project will partially reconstruct the street while improving pedestrian features between North Clinton Ave and Cedar Hill Ave.

Finally, Fort Worth Avenue from Sylvan Ave to W Commerce St will include pedestrian improvements, the addition of bike lanes and partial reconstruction of the street.

Below  is information about the status of each project, as well as links to select project plans. The status information will be updated on this page each week.

Plans:

Sylvan Avenue Reconstruction

Tyler/Polk Two-way Conversion Plans (PDF, 61 MB)


Project Updates - May 14, 2020: 

    1. Tyler/Polk Two-Way Conversion: 
    • Project name:   Tyler/Polk Two-Way Conversion (PB06P894)
    • Scope of work:  Converting Tyler St. and Polk St. from Canty St. to Pembroke Ave. to two–way streets by constructing a traffic roundabout on Tyler St. and Polk St. from Canty St. to Winston St. and a  new traffic signal south of the Tyler/Polk/Page intersection; install new pavement markings and traffic regulatory signs to accommodate the two–way conversion; replace all existing traffic signals on Tyler St. and Polk St. from Davis St. to Twelfth St.; and replace existing water & wastewater facilities under Tyler St. and Polk St. from Canty St. to Winston St.
    • Construction cost:   $6,442,097
    • Construction start:  February 24, 2020
    • Estimated construction complete:   April 2021           
    • Design Completed:  February 2019
    • Advertisement: March 6, 13 & 20, 2019
    • Opened Bids: April 5, 2019
    Tasks:
    • Below are the main activities for last week and the upcoming week :
    • Drilled and placed concrete foundation for the southwest corner at Polk Street and Davis Street intersection
    • Placed a concrete pad for the traffic signal controller at Tyler Street and Davis Street
    • Began roadway excavation and subgrade preparation at Polk Street and Winston Street (including driveway approaches)
    • Performed the hydrostatic and chloritization tests. The hydrostatic test passed for WN-1 and WN-2 water lines. Also, started flushing of chlorinated lines and water will be taken May 14th  
    1. West Davis Street: 
    • Project name:   West Davis Street from North Clinton Avenue to Cedar Hill Avenue (PB12S405)
    • Scope of work:  Includes partially reconstructing West Davis Street from North Clinton Avenue to Cedar Hill Avenue, with 10-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement and 2-inch asphalt overlay, pavement markings, on-street parking, wider sidewalks, barrier free ramps, LED pedestrian lighting, trees, and stormwater inlet replacement.
    • Construction cost:   $3,016, 209.50
    • Construction start:  March 18, 2019
    • Estimated construction complete:   April 2020           

    Accomplishments for the week of May 6, 2020 to May 12, 2020:

    • Contractor is looking for another sub-contractor to install the new trees. The original sub-contractor decided not to finish the work

    Planned tasks for the week of May 13, 2020 to May 19, 2020:

    • Complete the installation of the new pedestrian street lights from Clinton Avenue to Winnetka Avenue; and
    • Plant new trees along the project
    1. Fort Worth Avenue:
    • Project name:   Fort Worth Avenue from Sylvan Avenue to West Commerce Street (PB06P838)
    • Scope of work:  Includes reconstructing Fort Worth Avenue from Sylvan Avenue West Commerce Street to 4 lane divided with bike lanes, with 11-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement, storm drainage, water and wastewater main replacement, new traffic signal at Fort Worth Avenue and Sylvan Avenue, pavement markings, wider sidewalks, barrier free ramps, LED street lighting, LED pedestrian lighting, trees.
    • Construction cost:   $4,991,975.50
    • Construction start:  July 2019
    • Estimated construction complete:   January 2021           

    Accomplishments for the week of May 6, 2020 to May 12, 2020:

    • Continued work on the four biofiltration systems that are being proposed on the south side from Sylvan Avenue to Yorktown Street; and
    • Prepared to the areas to install the traffic signal light foundations at the NE and NW corners of Sylvan Avenue and Fort Worth Avenue

    Planned tasks for the week of May 13, 2020 to May 19, 2020:

    • Begin the installation of the traffic signal light foundations at the NE and NW corners of Sylvan Avenue and Fort Worth Avenue; and
    • Complete the installation of the proposed irrigation system from Sylvan Avenue to Yorktown Street; and
    • Complete the work on the four biofiltration systems that are being proposed on the south side from Sylvan Avenue to Yorktown Street; and
    • Switch traffic to the north side and start demolition on the south side of Fort Worth Avenue

    4) Bishop Avenue: 

    • Project name:   Bishop Avenue from 10th Street to Jefferson Blvd. (PB17V984)
    • Scope of work:  Includes reconstructing Bishop Avenue from 10th Street to Jefferson Blvd. with 9-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement, on-street parking, wider sidewalks, barrier free ramps, LED pedestrian lighting, trees, and storm water upgrades.
    • Construction cost:   $1,481,450.00
    • Construction start:  March 18, 2020
    • Estimated construction complete:   October 2020           

    Accomplishments for the week of May 6, 2020 to May 12, 2020:

    • Removed/excavated the remaining of 10th Street at Bishop Avenue of the roadway pavement; and
    • Completed 100% of setting forms and poured 10’ wide concrete on the east side of Bishop Avenue from 10th Street to Jefferson Blvd; and
    • Began pouring concrete on parking spaces, driveways and alley approaches on the east side of Bishop Avenue

    Planned tasks for the week of May 13, 2020 to May 19, 2020:

    • Finishing pouring concrete on parking spaces, driveways and alley approaches on the east side of Bishop Avenue; and
    • Begin pouring the stamped colored concrete on four (4) pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Bishop and 10th Street; and
    • Remove/excavate Sunset Street at Bishop Avenue of the roadway pavement; and
    • Begin pouring the stamped colored concrete on four (4) pedestrian crosswalks at the intersection of Bishop and Sunset Avenue

    5) Jefferson Blvd. Viaduct: 

    • Project name:   West Davis Street from North Clinton Avenue to Cedar Hill Avenue
    • Scope of work:  Includes bridge repair and rehabilitation of the Jefferson Blvd. Viaduct through a change order of the Houston Street Viaduct Phase II Project.
    • Construction cost:   $241,360.00
    • Construction start:  March 2, 2020
    • Estimated construction complete:   May 2020           
    Tasks:
    • Below are the main activities for last week and the upcoming week :
    • The Contractor is currently cement patching deteriorated areas of the bridge as specified in the plans
    Continue cement patching spalling concrete areas per plans and as directed by the City Inspector