Dallas Mixes Residential Development With a Road Diet, Gets Controversy
According to Robert Wilonsky, the Dallas City Council recently approved a plan to reconfigure Knox Street from four lanes to three between McKinney Avenue and Travis Street. The changes are "intended to fix a terrifying parking experience and render narrow sidewalks more walkable…"
The project provoked heated rhetoric from longtime business owners on the corridor. Wilonsky devotes plenty of ink to their case, which argues that the corridor's regional draw requires more vehicle lanes to prevent congestion.
The project will cost $734,700, paid for by 2012 bond funds. "It's expected to begin within a year, and take about 12 to 18 months to complete," according to Wilonsky. The corridor got a temporary traffic calming and reconfiguration makeover back in 2012.