District 1


Project Updates

​There are several ongoing City projects of interest to District 1 residents.  First,  work is under way on Jefferson Boulevard between Zang Boulevard and Adams Avenue to improve crosswalks, lighting and landscaping.

Additionally, there is the reconstruction of Sylvan Avenue, north of I-30, and the reconfiguration of the Beckley Avenue/Commerce St intersection.  Both of these projects are located in adjacent Council District 6 but they are vital routes in and out of north Oak Cliff.

Finally, 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.

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

Plans:

Jefferson Blvd - Lanscaping Plans

Jefferson Blvd - Paving Plans

Sylvan Avenue Reconstruction

Beckley/Commerce Intersection

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

Project Updates - November 7, 2018:

Jefferson Blvd.:

  • Project name: Jefferson Boulevard from Zang Boulevard to Adams Avenue (PB12S395)
  • Scope of work:   Includes enhancing intersections with stamped colored concrete within the crosswalks, irrigation and landscaping within the median and along the corridor, new LED historical pedestrian lighting and cobra head lighting, pavement milling and overlay with 2" of asphalt, restriping and repairing damaged sidewalks.
  • Construction cost:       $1,953,623
  • Construction start:      April 24, 2017
  • Substantial construction complete:     September 2018

 

Accomplishments for the week of November 3, 2018 to November 9, 2018

  • Continued with placing rock and gravel in the landscape areas;
  • Continued with placing thermoplastic pavement markings;
  • Continued with installation of irrigation system; and
  • Completed with the stamping/patterning of asphalt intersection heart at Bishop Avenue.

 

Planned tasks for the week of November 10, 2018 to November 16, 2018

  • Continue with placing rock and gravel in the landscape areas;
  • Continue with placing outstanding thermoplastic pavement markings;
  • Continue with installation of irrigation system; and
  • Continue with placing large trees in median.



Sylvan Ave.:

  • Project name:   Sylvan Avenue from Fort Worth Avenue to Singleton Boulevard (PB06U802)
  • Scope of work:  Includes reconstructing Sylvan Avenue to 4 lane divided with bike lanes, with 10-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement, storm drainage, water and wastewater main replacement.
  • Construction cost:   $7,663,718
  • Construction start:  August 1, 2017
  • Estimated construction complete:   Winter 2019           

 

Accomplishments for the week of November 3, 2018 to November 9, 2018:

  • AT&T and Spectrum crews continued with relocation activities of installing lines that will be transferred to the new power poles, from Muncie Avenue to Singleton Boulevard;
  • Continued with water line installation along west side of Sylvan Avenue from Fort Worth Avenue to Commerce Street; and
  • Scheduled to switch traffic November 9, 2018 to east side of Sylvan Avenue pavement from Fort Worth Avenue to Singleton Boulevard (placed message boards on November 5, 2018 with traffic switching message).

 

Planned tasks for the week of November 10, 2018 to November 16, 2018:

  • AT&T and Spectrum crews to continue relocation activities of installing lines that will be transferred to the new power poles, from Muncie Avenue to Singleton Boulevard;
  • Continue with water line installation along west side of Sylvan Avenue from Fort Worth Avenue to Commerce Street;
  • Commence with underground stormwater piping installation along the west side from Fort worth Avenue to Commerce Street; and
  • Commence with demolition of west side of Sylvan Avenue pavement from Commerce Street to Singleton Boulevard.

 

 

Beckley Ave./Commerce St.:

  • Project name:        North Beckley Avenue at Commerce Street (PB98N972)
  • Scope of work:      Includes reconstructing North Beckley at Commerce Street, with 11-inch thick reinforced concrete pavement, storm drainage, water/wastewater main replacement, bike lanes, traffic signals, paver crosswalks, and landscaping rain gardens.
  • Construction cost:   $7,088,767
  • Construction start:  October 19, 2015
  • Substantial construction complete:   June 2018

 Future Activities:

  • Landscape planting will be completed in the fall when the weather is conducive to plant establishment; and
  • Improvements at the observation parking area access ramp (i.e. gate and bollards) scheduled for installation in fall.


 

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:   $3,313,600.00 (estimate)
  • Construction start:  To be determined
  • Estimated construction complete:   To be determined
  • Estimated Design Complete:  September 2018