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.