Traffic Advisory for Thursday, October 6, 2016

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the Dallas Mavericks will host the MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K, a run to kick-off the start of basketball season.  The run will start and finish at the American Airlines Center beginning at 7 p.m. with a post event celebration at AT&T Plaza.

The City of Dallas has approved the following road closures for the 5K run:

  • 5K ROUTE: The 5K will start at 7 p.m. on Olive Street at Houston Street, make a left on Houston Street. in the southbound lanes, left on Victory Avenue W. using all lanes onto Hi Line Drive, U-turn at the Trinity Strand Trail to return east on High Line Drive, right on Oak Lawn Avenue in the eastbound lane (with eastbound traffic coned into the center turn lane), left on Dragon Street, left on Howell Street, left on Slocum Street, right on Hi Line Drive, veers right onto Victory Avenue, left on Olive Street where it will finish and disperse. 


  • LANE CLOSURES INCLUDE:  Olive Street – 3 westbound lanes closed (leaving 3 eastbound lanes open for through traffic); Houston Street –  all southbound lanes closed (leaving 1 northbound lane open for through traffic); Hi Line Drive – 2 lanes in each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Oak Lawn Avenue –  all north/eastbound lanes closed (center turn lane coned to allow north/eastbound traffic to flow; Dragon Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street to traffic during run; Howell Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Slocum Street – 1 lane each direction closed, temporarily closing street during run; Victory Avenue –  all northbound lanes closed (leaving 1 southbound lane open for through traffic).  


Please note that multiple streets will have limited access after 6 p.m. Once the race starts at 7 p.m., the red highlighted streets will be moderately inaccessible until 8 p.m. 

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the walk organizers in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. The Dallas Police Department will work traffic through the route as necessary and roads will reopen as the race passes each intersection.    

Please visit MAVS RUN THIS TOWN 5K for more information regarding the event.

Have A Safe Fourth of July – Don’t Drink and Drive

Monday is America’s birthday and like any other birthday, this is a celebratory time.  This weekend there will be various activities and festivities, and while we want you to enjoy this weekend with your friends and family; we ask that if you indulge in alcoholic beverages, do not operate a vehicle.  This weekend is one of the deadliest weekends for accidents regarding drinking and driving, so we ask that if you drink, be careful and designate a sober driver.  The Dallas Police Department will conduct a No-Refusal DWI Initiative for the Independence Day holiday weekend, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, July 1st, and concluding on Tuesday, July 5th , 2016 at 6 a.m.

There are several things to do this weekend; drinking and driving should not be one of them.  Happy Fourth of July. 


2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service Highlights

Below is a video highlighting the 2016 Dallas Police Memorial Service honoring all Dallas police officers who have given their lives while serving the city of Dallas.  The ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 12:00 pm.



Traffic Alert and Lane Closures

Upcoming Closures:

  • The eastbound I-30 exit to Lamar Street (Exit 45B) will be closed continuously beginning Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. The closure will last until Fall 2016. All traffic may take the exit to Cadiz/Griffin streets (next available exit) to access Lamar. View map below for detour

Traffic 1

The northbound I-35E direct connector to eastbound I-30 will be closed overnight starting Saturday, May 21 from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22. Traffic will be detoured to take the exit to Woodall Rodgers Freeway, and head east toward southbound U.S. 75/I-45 to access eastbound I-30. View map below for detour.

Traffic 2

Continuing Closures:

  • The new southbound I-35E exit to westbound I-30 is now open on the right side of the main lanes. The old left exit is permanently closed. Traffic is advised to remain in the right lane along southbound I-35E after Woodall Rodgers, following new signage to westbound I-30. View Video.
  • The westbound I-30 Riverfront Boulevard on-ramp is now open.
  • From westbound I-30, traffic will use Exit 46A (on the righthand side) to access BOTH northbound and southbound I-35E. Traffic should remain in the two right lanes prior to Ervay Street and follow posted signs. View Video.

The new northbound I-35E off-ramp to Reunion Boulevard is now open. This new exit ramp is on theright side for northbound I-35E traffic. NOTE: Drivers coming from westbound I-30 will still continue to use the current left exit to Reunion Boulevard

  • The southbound I-35E off-ramp to Riverfront Boulevard is now open.

The Sylvan Avenue off-ramp is now open and exit 43B “Frontage Road” ramp is closed on the westbound I-30 frontage road.

Closures are subject to change due to weather or  other unforeseen circumstances. View map.



2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Road Closures

The City of Dallas is hosting the 37th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. There will be several road closures in the area and an increased police presence along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area.

The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. on Greenville Avenue at Blackwell Street and travels all the way down to SMU Boulevard. Northbound Greenville Avenue to Park Lane will be closed starting at 10:00 a.m. and southbound Greenville Avenue to Mockingbird Lane will be closed at 9:00 a.m. This stretch of Greenville Avenue, between Park Lane and Mockingbird Lane, will be closed in both directions until 4:00p.m., so please plan accordingly if you are travelling in this area.

The Greenville Avenue Block Party will start once the parade finishes and will end at 9:00 p.m.

Dallas Police officers will be staged along the parade route and in the lower Greenville area to provide security for parade participants and spectators. Citizens are encouraged to seek out officers if they need any help or have any safety concerns.

Have fun. Be Safe. Drink Responsibly. 



A Message from Chief David O. Brown

Over the past two years the DWI Enforcement Unit’s manpower has dwindled to its current size. Efforts made to staff the unit proved unsuccessful; therefore, the duty fell mostly to patrol officers.

In 2007, the state mandated every officer entering the academy be trained in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing process as part of their basic peace officer license.

The number of DWI arrests has dropped even though there are more officers qualified to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

Therefore, effective Friday, February 12, 2016, the DWI Enforcement Unit will be staffed with 18 additional officers and operational, working 8:00p.m.- 4:00am.

Veteran’s Day Road Closures

Parade Route

The annual Veteran’s Day parade will be held in downtown Dallas on November 11, 2015. There will be a ceremony that starts at 11:00 a.m. at City Hall Plaza at 1500 Marilla. The parade will start at 11:15 a.m. at Houston and Young St and will end at City Hall Plaza. It will proceed north on Houston, east on Main, south on Ervay, west on Young, south on Akard, east on Marilla and south on Ervay to Canton.

Streets will be closed in the staging area from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The staging area consist of Houston St from Wood to Young St., the Houston St. Viaduct. The Houston Street Viaduct will be utilized for the staging, line up of floats and bus drop off of all participants. Streets closed in the dispersal area consist of Canton between Ervay and Akard, Marilla between Akard and Ervay, Akard between Young and Marilla and Browder between Canton and Cadiz from 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lamar, Griffin, and Commerce at Houston and Ervay will remain open along the parade route to facilitate incoming and outgoing Downtown Dallas traffic.

From 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., the following parade route streets will be closed: Main St. from Houston St. to Ervay, Marilla Street from Ervay to Young Street, Houston Between Elm and Young, Ervay between Main and Commerce, Young between Field and St. Paul, Akard between Wood and Canton, and Ervay Service Drive between Young and Canton.


Street Closures Downtown on November 1st

Sunday, November 1, 2015 (7:00am – 7:30pm) BROAD DAYLIGHT, LLC will film scenes for an upcoming feature film called “LBJ” and will require street closures around Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas. 

The City of Dallas has approved road closures surrounding the area: Elm (400–600 block), Main (400-600 block), South Houston (100 block) and North Houston (100-200 block) will all be impacted by a full closure.  Commerce (300-600 block) will be impacted for short periods of time.

A comprehensive traffic plan has been developed by the Dallas Police Department in conjunction with the film production company in an effort to minimize traffic interruptions. Parking garages and open businesses will not be blocked and pedestrian traffic will be allowed to flow freely.

The film set is closed to the public.  Citizens in the area are advised that live blank gunfire will be heard periodically throughout the day on Sunday, November 1.

Please note:  In case of inclement weather on Sunday, November 1 the street closures will be rescheduled for either Monday, November 2 from 9:30am – 4:00pm or Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00am-4:00pm.


DPD’s Pets of the Week – Chewy and Silvester

ChewyDPD’s Pet of the Week is Chewy A913441.  Chewy is a 4 month old brown and white Pit Bull mix. She has been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since October 21, 2015. This friendly playful girl weighs 20 pounds.  She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. 

This week’s cat is Silvester! Silvester is a calm gentle 4 year old gray and white tabby. He’s been in the care of Dallas Animal Services since October 25, 2015. He is neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Silvester’s ID# is A913982.

SilvesterThe adoption fees for both pet’s this week is $20.00 until Sunday. On Monday, the adoption fee for Chewy goes up to $85.00 and the adoption fee for Silvester will go up to $55.00. 

Let’s help find Chewy and Silvester a furrever home. You can meet them both at the Dallas Animal Services’ main location, 1818 N. Westmoreland, 75212, where they are available for adoption. The hours are from 11 am to 6:30 pm, Monday-Saturday and 12 noon until 5 pm on Sunday. Pictured with Chewy and Silvester is Senior Corporal Timothy Cordova who is assigned to the Traffic Unit.