Category Archives: Projects

Dallas County postpones Oak Cliff Government Center groundbreaking ceremony

Dallas County Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia (District 4) announced today that the Oak Cliff Government Center groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, March 18 is postponed until further notice. In an email to Dallas County community, staff and residents, Garcia said:  “Due to the recent evolving of the COVID-19 virus, we regret to inform you that the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the

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Veloway/SoPac Trail Phase 3 reaches construction milestone

East Dallas neighbors and community partners celebrated substantial completion of the Dallas Veloway/Southern Pacific Trail (SoPac Trail) Phase 3 this month. Representatives from a variety of local organizations attended a ribbon cutting ceremony on the project site, including Friends of the SoPac Trail, the White Rock Neighborhood Association, the White Rock Lake Task Force and Friends of Santa Fe Trail.     Located in the City of Dallas

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Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project enhances safety and provides a vital east-west side transportation link within the City of Dallas

The Northaven Trail Phases 2B & 2C project, completed in Fall 2019, creates a multimodal transportation link to the Regional Veloweb trail network and serve as the gateway connecting Dallas’ trail system. The Northaven Hike and Bike Trail spans nearly four miles from Denton Drive to Cinderella Lane.  Trail users can gain additional access to employment, residential areas, schools, parks

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SoPac Trail Phase 4A reaches construction milestone

Yesterday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in honor of substantial completion of the construction for the Southern Pacific Trail (SoPac Trail) Phase 4A. Representatives from community organizations such as the Vickery Midtown Public Improvement District (VMPID) and Friends of the SoPac Trail attended the ceremony, and Dallas County Commissioners The Honorable Dr. Theresa Daniel (District 1) and The Honorable Mike Cantrell (District 2) delivered opening remarks.  SoPac Trail

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Dallas County leads the way in hiring Second Chance Workers for construction projects

In late 2017, the Dallas County Commissioners Court modified its hiring-eligibility requirements for construction projects to create work opportunities for individuals with prior misdemeanor and felony convictions (Second Chance Workers).  In coordination with the Regional Black Contractors Association (RBCA) and contractors who do business with Dallas County, the Second Chance Workers program engages former offenders to work on County construction projects. The

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