Council to Consider Telling Central Expressway Downtown to Straighten Up, Fly Right
|City of Dallas|
|One of several pages detailing the city's proposed realignment of Central Expressway between Commerce and Live Oak streets|
A final design won't be ready till June 2009, says the council's briefing packet, and construction won't start till April 2011 -- if, of course, the council approves the recommended realignment plan on Wednesday. And what, you ask, is the plan? So glad you asked.
Central Expressway and Pearl Street will be converted to two-way traffic. The intersection at Pearl Street and Central Expressway will be eliminated removing the streets within the Carpenter Plaza area. The three sections of the Plaza will be combined, increasing the Plaza area by 0.9 acres. The existing pavement section for Central Expressway and Pearl Street within the Carpenter Plaza area will be removed and replaced with sod. These improvements will provide improved traffic flow in the City Center, Main Street and Farmers Market District.