Lower Greenville Buzzkill

Driving along Dallas’ Greenville Avenue gets trickier due to detours

Driving along Dallas’ Greenville Avenue gets trickier due to detours

Greenville Avenue in Dallas
Expect delays on Greenville Avenue southbound through the end of September. Photo courtesy of Bonnie Besserer

Traffic on key parts of Greenville Avenue will be rerouted beginning August 1, as part of the street's ongoing redesign. The detour will affect two sections of southbound traffic on Greenville Avenue: between Belmont Avenue and Bell Street, just above Rapscallion, and between Alta and Ross avenues.

Traffic will detour to Matilda Street. Drivers should follow the signs posted in the area.

Northbound and two-way traffic on Greenville between Bell and Alta will remain the same. North and southbound valet parking on lowest Greenville will not be changed, other than the southbound valet stand, which will be temporarily relocated one block south to just south of Sears Street.

The detour will last through the end of September. All two-way traffic should be restored by September 30.

This will close out a major chapter in the Greenville Avenue Phase II construction project to beautify the popular strip. Public Works began reconstruction on this particular section — from Ross Avenue to Alta Avenue and Bell Avenue to Belmont Avenue — in May.

Changes include new lighting, wider sidewalks, designated walkways, landscaping, benches, and bike racks.