Tyler TX — Portion of Sixth Street closed permanently
On Friday, Aug. 19, the portion of Sixth Street between Roseland Boulevard and Donnybrook Avenue was closed permanently to allow for expansion of the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. This closure was approved by the Tyler City Council at their Nov. 18, 2009 meeting.
Texas Spine and Joint Hospital plans to add 50,000 square feet and 20 beds to their facility. The portion of Sixth Street that was closed will become part of the hospital’s parking lot, giving them a much larger parking area to accommodate the expanded patient base at their facility.
While the street will be closed permanently, the closure agreement between Texas Spine and Joint Hospital and the City requires the hospital to maintain access between Roseland Boulevard and Donnybrook Avenue at or near the former Sixth Street location. During construction, this access will be maintained as much as possible.
Closing this portion of Sixth Street will not affect City services such as emergency responses from the Police and Fire Departments, or bus service from Tyler Transit. Drivers who have been utilizing this portion of Sixth Street are encouraged to create alternate routes utilizing Fourth and Fifth Streets.