Sylvan Avenue Improvements

Sylvan Avenue Improvements

Dallas
Texas

Walter P Moore provided civil and traffic engineering services for the reconstruction and modification of Sylvan Avenue from the I-30 west-bound frontage road to Fort Worth Avenue. The design for this project changed the six-lane major arterial to a four-lane street incorporating on-street parking, bicycle lanes, and landscaping. The design team and the City of Dallas worked together to coordinate with the proposed mixed-use development that was a driving force behind design choices and schedule. The project included replacement of a 20-inch waterline, which dated back to at least the 1930s and two wastewater lines that were built in the 1930s and 1950s. A new signalized intersection was designed to serve developments on both sides of the street.

The schedule took an abrupt change in May 2013 that required the design to progress from 60% to final in six weeks. Walter P Moore met this accelerated schedule with close coordination with the City of Dallas that extended into the construction phase to address adjacent development designs that conflicted with the street.