DART Silver Line construction underway for Hillcrest Road

Written by David C. Lester, Managing Editor
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DART is doing preliminary work for the construction of the 26-mile Silver Line.

DART is working on a 26-mile Silver Line project that will traverse seven cities between DFW Airport, Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrllton, Addison, Richardson, and Plano, and line will feature 10 new stations.

The Silver Line will provide passenger rail connections and service to major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART service area. Revenue service is expected to begin in 2024.

In addition, the Silver Line will connect with the Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line at the DFW North and DFW Terminal B stations to Downtown Fort Worth and various other Tarrant County locales. It will also connect to DART’s Orange Line at DFW Airport for passengers traveling to Irving, as well as DART’s Green Line providing access to Dallas Love Field and Downtown Dallas via Downtown Carrollton Station. The Silver Line will also connect to DART’s Red and Orange lines at CityLine/Bush Station, giving riders easy access to Downtown Plano and the eastern side of the DART network.

Construction work for the DART Silver Line began on Aug. 15 on Hillcrest Road at the intersection of Wester Way and McCallum Blvd. in Dallas. Sections of medians and installation of asphalt detours will be installed to enable utility relocation. The work will continue through Friday, Nov. 18.

The demolition of the medians at these two intersections will continue for approximately two weeks. Traffic will be maintained in the outside lanes during the median reconstruction. Starting on Monday, Aug. 29, a traffic switch will occur, and one southbound lane and one northbound lane will be in the current southbound traffic lanes. The northbound lanes of Hillcrest Road between McKamy Blvd. and McCallum Blvd. will be closed for utility relocations.

More information about the scheduled construction is available here.

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