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.
Sylvan Avenue Reconstruction
Tyler/Polk Two-way Conversion Plans (PDF, 61 MB)
Project Updates - September 22, 2021:
- 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 (Roundabout and Traffic Signals): August 2021
- Estimated construction complete (Resurfacing Project): November 2021
- Design Completed: February 2019
- Advertisement: March 6, 13 & 20, 2019
- Opened Bids: April 5, 2019
Main activities performed last week and planned activities for next week :
- Fiber Light work in progress and splicing the new line is scheduled for October 13th
- Spectrum relocation is 100% completed
- Placed concrete pavement on 12th St. and Tyler St. on the left turn lane – Westbound
- Replaced sidewalks in various spots on 10th St., 12th St. and Tyler St. after removing existing traffic signals
- 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
- Construction completed: August 2021
Pedestrian lights have completed the testing period and have been approved as operational. Project is complete.
- 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: June 2021 (Substantially Completed)
Accomplishments for the week of September 15, 2021 to September 21, 2021:
- Began addressing landscape walk-through checklist items: finish rain garden cleanup and Rain Gardens are being attended by landscape subcontractor.
Planned tasks for the week of September 22, 2021 to September 28, 2021:
- Continue addressing landscape walk-through checklist items: finish rain garden cleanup and Rain Gardens are being attended by landscape subcontractor; and
- 15 trees to be replanted between October 1 and 8 due to recommended planting conditions (currently too hot).