$34.3-million West Dallas through streets to alleviate traffic

Traffic backs up on Sylvan at Interstate 30 during rush hour. Photo courtesy of Sandy Bates Emmons

The Dallas City Council this week approved a plan to cut three through streets between Singleton and Commerce, which is expected to alleviate some traffic.

The project, estimated to cost $34.3 million, would take Amonette, Herbert and Bataan streets under the railroad bridge to make a connection between Commerce and Singleton. It’s part of the “West Dallas Gateway” project and will be paid for with 2012 bond funds.

Design on the project is expected to begin in March, and construction could begin in August 2018. The project could be complete by December 2020.

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  • grannybunny

    Agreed; ultimately, it will result in more traffic. They need to do something to help those trying to go crosstown, using Sylvan, Hampton and Westmoreland, such as leaving Tyler and Polk one way streets and extending Cockrell Hill to the North.

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  • RRDFW

    “expected to alleviate some traffic”. Which then chokes down again at Ft. Worth / Sylvan intersection trying to get on I-30 or go south on Sylvan. Why not just say this facilitates more development between Commerce and Singleton which is the real reason these streets are being opened? Any traffic alleviated will be mostly traffic that doesn’t exist yet.