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Construction could begin in October on nearly $1-million in improvements to sidewalks along West Davis from Montclair to Zang.

The city’s public works department is expected to schedule community meetings to receive input as soon as 30 percent of the design work has been completed, which could be in the next few weeks.

The city has $979,000 in TIF money for projects to improve the West Davis corridor. Neighbors wanted street lights, trees and other amenities. But the City Design Studio discovered in 2013 that the funds would be just about enough to create wide, continuous sidewalks throughout the corridor. The project had been scheduled to start last year.

Improvements to sidewalks surrounding the Kessler Theater already are underway; that $220,000 project is funded by the Davis Garden TIF as well as a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Dallas County has money for road improvements on West Davis from Zang to Westmoreland, so it is possible that the project also could receive a boost from those funds.

If construction begins in October, the sidewalks could be completed by April 2016.