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 - October 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
  • Main activities performed last week and planned activities for next week :
  • South Junction:
  • Mixed slurry and placed concrete pavement on the right lane
  • North Junction:
  • Placed concrete pavement on Tyler St. outer lane
  • Removed sidewalk on the west curb line on Tyler St.
  • Mixed slurry on Winston St. and Tyler St.
  • Preparing the subgrade on Winston St. and Tyler St. for concrete pavement
  • Installation of electrical conduits on Jefferson Blvd. and Tyler St.
  • Placed pedestal poles on Kings Highway, Davis St., and 10th St.
  • Welding 20" sewer line for final connections
  • All Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) testing passed on the new 8" water main

 

  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  (Substantially Complete)         

               Note:

Remaining pedestrian light pole installation is continuing this week, tree transplantation to begin next week.

 

  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 October 7, 2020 to October 13, 2020:

  • Continued with traffic signal installation at Fort Worth Avenue and Sylvan Avenue;
  • Completed extending necessary conduits for pedestrian lights and irrigation across the north parkway from Sylvan Avenue to Beaver Street;
  • Continued with forming driveway approaches and sidewalk along the north parkway of Fort Worth Avenue from Sylvan Avenue to just past Beaver Street;
  • Continued pouring the pedestrian light foundations;
  • Begin pouring driveway approaches/concrete sidewalks; and
  • Coordinated immediate future phases and traffic control required for the proposed water upgrade, demolition and proposed pavement and amenities at the Fort Worth Avenue and Sylvan Avenue intersection

 

Planned tasks for the week of October 14, 2020 to October 20, 2020:

  • Continue with traffic signal installation at Fort Worth Avenue and Sylvan Avenue;
  • Continue forming driveway approaches and sidewalk along the north parkway of Fort Worth Avenue from Sylvan Avenue to just past Beaver Street;
  • Continue pouring driveway approaches/concrete sidewalks; and
  • Begin with installing Traffic Control Devices for proposed intersection work at Sylvan 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 October 7, 2020 to October 13, 2020:

  • Installed pavement markings in the roadway
  • Installed electrical wires for the pedestrian street lights, and all pedestrian street lights are placed in service

Planned tasks for the week of October 14, 2020 to October 20, 2020:

  • Plant new trees on both sides when weather become cooler; hopefully by end of October.

 

5) Jefferson Blvd. Viaduct: 

  • Project name:  Houston Street Viaduct  
  • 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: 

  • The Contractor has completed all the repairs;
  • A Notice of Substantial Completion and Warranty Start Date was issued on 6/5/2020