$3.1-million Tyler/Polk two-way conversion to City Hall this month

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The plan to turn Tyler and Polk into two-way streets heads to the City Plan Commission Thursday, Aug. 18.

The commission’s transportation committee approved the plan last month. That committee earlier this year kicked the plan back to City Councilman Scott Griggs to gain more community input. Griggs held three community meetings on the plan in June and July.

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The $3.1-million conversion calls for creating two lanes on Polk, one northbound and one southbound, plus 5-foot bike lanes on both sides, an 8-foot parallel parking lane on one side, and a 1.5-foot door buffer between the parking lane and the bike lane.

On Tyler, there would be four lanes of traffic — two northbound and two southbound. An earlier proposal had called for no parking on Tyler during peak traffic times, but the new plan calls for allowing parking on Tyler all the time.

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There would be a traffic roundabout where the two streets meet, between Winston and Canty. On the other end, near Page, will be a traffic signal.

Find all of the plans and presentations here.

The plan commission will hear the proposal at its regular 1:30 p.m. meeting Aug. 18. For more information, call Kimberly Smith in the city’s planning and urban design department, 214.671.8172, or contact Griggs’ appointee to the plan commission, Mike Anglin, to comment on the plan.

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