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 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 - January 12, 2022: 

  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 (Phase I - Roundabout and Traffic Signals):   December 2021    
  • Estimated construction complete (Phase II - Resurfacing Project):   March 2022
  • 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 :

  • The Contractor is addressing the deficiencies found during the walk-through inspection. Phase I of the project (the roundabout construction and the installation of the traffic signals) is substantially complete. Staff is coordinating Phase II which includes resurfacing, pavement markings and the activation of the new traffic signals with the Contractor. The work is scheduled to start this month and is estimated to be complete the first half of March 2022. 
  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:  June 2021 (Substantially Completed)        

Main activities performed last week and planned activities for next week :

  • Remain watchful of plantings and irrigation system.


  1. Jefferson/Twelfth Connector Lane Diet/Removal: 
  • Project name:   Jefferson/Twelfth Connector Lane Diet/Removal Project (PB17V990)
  • Scope of work: Includes the removal of the Jefferson/Twelfth Connector, re-establishing of north to south connections of Clinton Ave, Winnetka Ave, and Willomet Ave; and a portion of the alleys between Clinton Ave and Winnetka Ave, and Winnetka Ave and Willomet Ave. Water, wastewater, and stormwater facilities will be replaced. The scope also includes the design of future park space.
  • Estimated Construction cost: $1,630,639.00
  • Estimated Construction start: May 2022
  • Estimated construction complete: May 2024
  • Design Begin: February 2019

Main activities performed last week and planned activities for next week :

  • City is working on review of plans.
  • City Staff has reached out to property lot owners of planned platting process. A CPC hearing was scheduled for January 6, 2022 but has been postponed until property owners contact their mortgage holders and arrange to have signature blocks added to the plat. Design work on final submittal can continue progressing.