Volunteers who periodically clean up the underpass at Ross Avenue and Central Expressway, the Gateway To Arts District, have noticed the amount of trash and liquor containers has increased significantly. Unfortunately, there is also evidence of a homeless encampment being established under the bridge.
The road construction along Central Expressway between Gaston Avenue and Live Oak Street may be the reason for the migration of homeless encampments at the Ross Avenue underpass.
There was a recent incident where a confrontation occurred with a homeless male which resulted in his arrest.
Dallas Police urge anyone who encounters members of the encampment to always call the police, but never approach anyone. We are working closely with the Dallas Police Crisis Intervention team to alleviate this problem before it escalates. They recommend working in teams.