As of early August, design of DART’s Silver Line Regional Rail project is more than 90% complete. As design moves toward completion, the project's focus shifts to construction of the new rail line.
On Monday, Aug. 15, construction work began on Hillcrest Road at the intersections of Wester Way and McCallum Boulevard in Dallas, not far from the future Knoll Trail Station. This work includes demolition of sections of the medians and installation of asphalt detours for utility relocation. Construction work and utility relocations will continue through Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.
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 Monday, August 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 Boulevard and McCallum Boulevard will be closed for utility relocations.
More information about the scheduled construction is available here.
With revenue service scheduled for late 2024, the 26-mile Silver Line project will traverse seven cities between DFW Airport, Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, and Plano, and include 10 new stations. The primary purpose of the Silver Line is to provide passenger rail connections and service that will improve mobility, accessibility, and system linkages to major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART Service Area.
The Silver Line will connect with the Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line at the DFW North and DFW Airport Terminal B stations, enabling riders to travel to Downtown Fort Worth and various other Tarrant County destinations. The Silver Line also connects with DART's Orange Line at DFW Airport for passengers traveling to Irving, DART's Green Line at Downtown Carrollton Station, and DART's Red and Orange Lines at both CityLine/Bush Station in Richardson and 12th Street Station in Plano.
For more information about the DART Silver Line Regional Rail project, please visit www.DART.org/SilverLine.