Tyler two-way plan coming this fall

Tyler one way

Remember the plan to turn Tyler and Polk to two-way streets? That effort is moving forward and preliminary plans could be available as soon as November.

The City of Dallas hired Hayden Consultants Inc. to study the feasibility of creating roundabouts instead of stoplights just north of Davis and south of Twelfth.

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Once the study is completed the city will have drawings and more refined cost estimates, says Tim Starr of the Public Works and Transportation Department. Meetings to gather neighbors’ input on the plan could start in late October or early November.

Roundabouts would be a little cheaper than stoplights. They would calm traffic and distribute cars among Tyler and Polk, “and they serve as gateways coming into the neighborhood,” Starr says.

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  • John Basics

    It’s because the majority of drivers in our city are so bad, they can hardly handle a stoplight, four-way stop sign, let alone a roundabout.

  • Andrew Hudson

    After a meeting with about a dozen people from the city, councilman Griggs advised me that the Tyler Street decision is his to make and that the other members of the council would support his decision. So much for taking neighborhood input! I thought we, the residents of Tyler Street, should be in control of our environment. Instead I was left with the impression the decision has been made! Google “two-way street conversions” to find that some cities were not pleased with the results! Why are we asked to share council member Griggs “vision for North Oak Cliff”! Last time I checked, we Oak Cliffers still value democracy! I am under the impression that he doesn‘t care what we, the stakeholders think! This street is predominately residential, along with two churches, two schools and a high rise facility for the elderly. Two tiny areas at Jefferson and Davis streets are what’s intended to benefit from the Tyler change. There is insufficient commercial activity between the two to support this unnecessary expenditure.

  • Elaine Pehkonen

    Why wouldn’t the City “allow” neighborhood feedback…unless someone has already decided to push this plan (not proposal) through. Notice it is “Tyler Two-Way Plan”. Polk has already dropped out of the title. No development possibilities there.

  • Barbara Macleod

    Sounds like a good plan to me. Will be interesting for the City to get neighborhood feedback – glad they are allowing for that.

  • Scott W. Sura

    I am all for more roundabouts in Dallas. Less gas waste and pollution. Why the city did not place a roundabout at the end of our new art bridge, I will never know. A traffic jam on a bridge every rush hour is just wrong. Roundabouts are the answer.