Tyler and Polk two-way meetings start this week

A view of Tyler Street from Seventh, where traffic moves too fast and wrecks are not uncommon: Photo by Danny Fulgencio
Photo by Danny Fulgencio

A $3.1-million plan to turn Tyler and Polk into two-way streets could begin taking shape next year, and there are three upcoming opportunities to have your say.

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City Councilman Scott Griggs scheduled two community meetings about the most recent plan, which was first presented in April. The first is Thursday, June 16 at Kidd Springs Recreation Center. The second is Tuesday, June 21, at Cliff Temple Baptist Church, in the main sanctuary on Tenth at Zang. Both meetings are from 6-7:30 p.m.

A third meeting will be scheduled soon.

The plan would give Polk two lanes of auto traffic, one northbound and one southbound. It will also have 5-foot bike lanes on both sides of the street, 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.

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

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