Greetings to the University Crossing community! June was a busy month in our area, and as such, there are some updates I would like to share:
To begin, construction of the University Crossing Bridge ("Bridge") continues to move forward at an exciting pace. Starting in late June, the City of Dallas ("City") began installing the frames that will be used to support the Bridge over Mockingbird Lane. The City anticipates this installation process will continue throughout the month of July. The City and the University Crossing Public Improvement District ("UCPID") will continue to stay in close contact, regarding the status of construction. Therefore, for up-to-date information, related to Bridge construction, lane closures, or to view the time lapse photos of the construction, you can visit our website at: www.universitycrossingbridge.com.
Additionally, at the request of the UCPID, the City plans to make improvements to several intersections in our area in an effort to improve pedestrian safety. The planned improvements include: rebuilding the traffic signal at Greenville Ave. & Lovers Lane, installation of flashing yellow arrow left turn signals for all approaches at Greenville Ave. & Milton, installation of flashing yellow arrow left turn signals for all approaches at Greenville Ave. & University, installation of flashing yellow arrow left turn signals for westbound traffic at Greenville & Mockingbird Lane, installation of flashing yellow arrow left turn signals for eastbound traffic at Matilda & Mockingbird Lane, and installation of flashing yellow arrow right turn signals for northbound and southbound traffic at Central & Mockingbird Lane. The UCPID appreciates the City's efforts, related to these improvements, and we look forward to working with City on additional pedestrian improvements, in the coming months.
Furthermore, the UCPID will be partnering with the City of Dallas, Park & Recreation Department ("Park & Rec") on a major improvement project, designed to install pedestrian lighting along the portion of the Katy Trail extension that runs through our community. To fund this project, it was recently confirmed that our partnership would receive a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments ("NCTCOG"), in the full amount we requested. As a result, the UCPID will be working closely with Park & Rec to implement this project. First, we will finalize a Design Proposal, and then, using the Design Proposal as our guide, we will work on installation of the pedestrian lighting fixtures, along the portion of the Katy Trail extension that runs through our community. The UCPID will provide updates as this project progresses.
Finally, I want to encourage you to take part in some of our ongoing programs. For example, with our Music on Mockingbird program, the UCPID sponsors live music every Friday at Mockingbird Station. We also encourage you to take advantage of our Lunch & Learn program, where a Dallas Police officer can visit your place of business and offer "Best Practices" related to calling 911, motor vehicle safety, and more. If you are interested in scheduling a Lunch & Learn at your property, please contact us at the email below.
If you have any suggestions or would like more information about one of the programs described above, please email us at: email@example.com.
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to your continued collaboration!
UCPID Executive Director