Tyler two-way conversion to cost at least $2.1 million

photoCity Councilman Scott Griggs today released plans for converting Tyler and Polk streets in Oak Cliff to two-way streets.

“I have identified funding for both the final design of the conversion and its construction,” Griggs states in his monthly newsletter. “You will likely see the transformation of those streets to two-way thoroughfares one year from now.”

The conversion is estimated to cost $2,637,440 if traffic signals were installed at the ends and $2,138,300 if roundabouts were used at the ends.

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The plan calls for turning Tyler and Polk into four-lane roadways with two northbound and two southbound lanes each. The two-way conversions would occur where Sylvan and Tyler split into two streets just north of Davis and south of Twelfth, respectively.

An average of 11,918 cars per day travel Sylvan and Tyler. The two-way change would slow traffic make the streets safer for vehicles and pedestrians, Griggs says.

See the whole preliminary design, traffic study and detailed cost estimates in “Tyler Polk 2-Way Conversion.

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5 Comments

  • Griggs probably isn’t old enough to know that these two streets were converted to couplets in order to improve traffic flow and get us to our destination quicker. Now, in the face of $3.50/gallon gas he wants to impede traffic and keep us in our cars longer. Plus we get Traffic Circles, which NOBODY in this country knows how to drive and an increased risk of head on collisions due to opposing traffic. Just how is this safer?

  • 1) It’s not an either/or choice.

    2) 2-way street conversions save lives and improve neighborhoods by slowing traffic.

  • Don’t we have more pressing Quality of Life issues like dog packs Slow Police response times less than proactive Building Inspection + Code enforcement ?

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