Two-way traffic likely for Tyler

Tyler one wayA plan to open Tyler Street to two-way traffic is underway at City Hall.

“Right now, we’re completing the plan for turning Tyler two way,” says Councilman Scott Griggs.

Tyler and Sylvan were changed from one-way streets to two-way streets sometime in the ’70s or ’80s, he says.

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The city has about $1 million from Stratford Land, developer of The Canyon at Interstate 30 and Westmoreland, for North Oak Cliff improvements. The Tyler two-way plan is one of several projects that money could fund.

Property owner David Spence of Good Space says businesses on Tyler between Jefferson and Davis would benefit from the change because it would slow traffic and make storefronts more accessible.

Jason Roberts of the Better Block says cars frequently drive the wrong way on Tyler and cause accidents and near misses.

The change has been in the works since 2009 when former City Councilwoman Delia Jasso asked for a traffic study.

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