TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The city of Tyler will begin work on installing 36 miles of bicycle lanes on Monday, April 5.
Contractors with Stripe-A-Zone began making the streets and roadways on Monday.
The city hopes to have more than 36 miles of designated bicycle lanes by the middle of August.
The lanes will cover more than 36.2 miles of city roads on more than 11 different routes. There will also be a hub near the downtown area.
“We’ll have some little bit of interruption in these areas where you are going to have the bike lanes put on the ground. They got to make sure that cars are out of the way, so we can stripe,” said Cameron Williams, City of Tyler Traffic Engineer.
All the routes will be added to existing pavement, meaning there will be no construction to any current roads. The development will include a combination of signage and lane markings, so the disruption to commuters should be minimal.
The Tyler Bike Stripes project will connect 11 bicycle spokes with a centralized hub in the downtown area.
Maps of the bike routes are available on the City of Tyler website where you can see a map of the complete overview and a map of each spoke.
The City of Tyler said this will increase the safety of both drivers and bicyclists.
The project will connect three college campuses in the city: Texas College, Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler.
The grant will pay for 80 percent of the eligible costs and the City will be responsible for $108,908.28 or 20 percent of the $544,541.37 construction contract for the project.
Tyler Bike Stripes Project: Project Information
The project identifies 11 bicycle lane routes and a centralized hub near the downtown area. The proposed work includes painting bicycle lanes and placing designated signage along the existing roadways. An overview of all the routes is provided below along with plans for the new “spokes.”
Hub – Along Houston Street, S. Fannin Avenue, W. Erwin Street, W. Ferguson Street, N. Bonner Avenue and S. Vine Avenue
Spoke 1 – From UT Tyler along Old Omen Road, McDonald Road, Golden Road, Devine Street and Mahon Road to Tyler Junior College.
Spoke 2 – From Loop 323 along Garden Valley Road and W. Oakwood Street to Bonner Avenue; From Oakwood Street from Bonner Avenue to Ferguson Street; From N. Glenwood Boulevard along Forest Avenue and S. Lyons Avenue to S. Parkdale Drive; From Forest Avenue along W. Erwin Street to Confederate Avenue.
Spoke 3 – From Loop 323 along Paluxy Drive, Decharles Street, Amherst Street and Donnybrook Avenue to Houston Street.
Spoke 4 – From Loop 323 along Bellwood Road and Houston street to S. Vine Avenue; From Shaw Street along S. Lyons Avenue to Bellwood Road.
Spoke 5 – From Cambridge Road, along Townhouse Drive, Heritage Drive, Baylor Drive, Karen Drive, Powell Drive, Barbee Drive and Sutherland Drive to E. Grande Boulevard; From Rose Rudman Park along Donnybrook Avenue to Amherst Street.
Spoke 6 – From Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard along Palace Avenue, Harmony Street, Border Avenue, W. Queen Street, N. Ross Avenue, W. Bow Street, Moore Avenue to W. Oakwood Street.
Spoke 7 – From west of Three Lakes Parkway on Dueling Oaks, along Dueling Oaks, Hollytree Drive, Rieck Road, Cloverdale Drive, Trenton Drive, Timberwilde Drive, Old Bullard Road and Shelley Drive to Driftwood Lane; From Shelley Drive along Brookside Drive and Beechwood Drive to Sunnybrook Drive.
Spoke 8 – From Loop 323 along N. Broadway Avenue, W. 32nd Street, Glass Avenue and W. 28th Street to Mamie G. Griffin Elementary School; From Texas College along W. 29th to Glass Avenue; From W. 24th Street along N. Palace Avenue to W. 29th Street.
Spoke 9 – From Donnybrook Avenue along Amherst Street and Sunnybrook Drive to Frankston Highway.; From Sunnybrook Drive along Camellia Street, W. Azalea Drive, Terre Haute Drive and San Jacinto Drive to Milam Drive; From W. Houston Street along S. Chilton Avenue, W. 6th Street and Robertson Avenue to Sunnybrook Drive.
Spoke 10 – From Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard along Winona Avenue, E. Hillsboro Avenue, Church Avenue and Pabst Avenue to E. Queen Street.
Spoke 11 – From Loop 323 along E. Erwin Street to S. Beckham Avenue; From E. Erwin Street along Palmer Avenue to Devine Street
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