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Harwood Street May Soon Become Two-way Through Downtown

Due to increased traffic and circulation issues from Klyde Warren Park, Harwood Street may soon become two-way, city officials said Friday.

The item – along with dozens of other one-way, speed limit, and school zone changes – is up for City Council approval Jan. 9. Harwood, south of the park, is currently three lanes of southbound, one-way traffic, plus parking on either side. Harwood continues northward, but is now interrupted by the park. The traffic pattern would change to help draw people to and from the park, said senior transportation planner Keith Manoy.

“It was always anticipated that with the park opening, and that street being closed, that the likelihood of needing the capacity that four lanes in one direction provides would diminish,” he said.

No parking would be lost, and the only cost to the city is re-striping and signal work. There’s no timetable set for the conversion, provided it’s approved. All the changes can be read in the City Council agenda.

  • dfwcre8tive

    This has been needed ever since the park construction closed the Woodall Rodgers crossing. With St Paul and Olive one-way streets on either side, it’s logical that Harwood become a quieter, two-way connection between the Arts District and Main Street. It will also give better access to the businesses along the street.

  • Harwood Transient

    Harwood is already two-way from Pacific south to the Farmers Market and beyond.

  • txdore

    Hmmm…then what’s the name of that little diagonal cutting the corner between Olive and Pacific? It could be reclaimed as a park or sold, or remain a Pacific off ramp into the transit station.