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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.

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.

By |2015-02-18T12:02:51-05:00April 8th, 2014|Development, News, Traffic|5 Comments

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5 Comments

  1. Andrew Hudson May 28, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    I live in the 100 block of S Tyler. Next to two schools and two churches. Come by ANY SCHOOL DAY between 3 and 4pm and look at the hundreds of cars BLOCKING Tyler to the extent that I cannot get into my own home garage/drive. The school says there’s nothing they can do about it!? The police say the same! This change will be disastrous!!!! Awful idea from someone who has no idea what the situation is presently.

  2. […] City Council is considering turning Tyler into a two-way street, which property and business owners think will make the street safer and better for retail […]

  3. Lolotehe April 10, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    It was sometime in the 70s because it’s been that way my entire life.

  4. Jonathan Braddick April 9, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    this error is long over to fix! Glad to hear it and hope the same is done to Polk to restitch back the original street grid

  5. […] There also are plans for pop-up shops and restaurants, performances and activities for children, including a kiddical mass gathering. If they find enough money and time, Roberts says they would like to demonstrate two-way traffic on Tyler. […]

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