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South Oak Cliff Corridor Blue Line Extension


Project Update Public Meeting
South Oak Cliff Blue Line Extension
(SOC-3)

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
University of North Texas at Dallas
7300 University Hills Blvd.
Building 2, Room 138 A&B
Dallas, TX 75241
(MAPSCO 65X)
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Projected Opening Date: 2016

Project Description

The South Oak Cliff Blue Line Extension (SOC-3) will extend the Blue Line south approximately 2.6 miles from Ledbetter Station toward the University of North Texas (UNT) Dallas Campus located at the southeast corner of Camp Wisdom Road and University Hills Blvd. (formerly Houston School Road) and add two new stations. The extension will provide potential development opportunities in the area south of Ledbetter Station to the UNT-Dallas Campus.

The proposed project generally runs along the east side of Runyon Creek, crosses over Crouch Road west of the Magnolia Trace Senior Housing, crosses over a knoll north of the police station (South Central Patrol Division), follows Patrol Way east of the police station, then turns southwest toward the UNT-Dallas campus.

The alignment would be aerial over Wagon Wheels Road, aerial over Crouch Road, at-grade over the knoll north of the police station, aerial following along the western boundary of Patrol Way adjacent to the police station, aerial over Camp Wisdom Road, cross Runyon Springs Creek on aerial structure, and operate at-grade along the southern boundary of the UNT-Dallas campus.

The proposed Camp Wisdom Station would be located at-grade on a knoll north of the police station on the west side of Patrol Way with bus access off Patrol Way. The proposed UNT Dallas Station would be located at-grade on the southern boundary of the campus near University Hills Boulevard. Bus access, kiss & ride access, general parking, and handicap parking would be provided at both stations.

A groundbreaking was held October 6, 2014 and construction is underway.

Meeting Presentations

Public Meetings

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional information contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543, or the project staff at the address below:

Ms. Dawn Dorman, Community Affairs Representative
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
P.O. Box 660163
Dallas, TX 75266-7213
ddorman@dart.org

Final Local Environmental Assessment (EA)

The Final Local Environmental Assessment (EA) is complete as of May 2013. The Draft Local EA was available for review during a 30-day comment period October 1 to October 31, 2012.

The Final Local EA documents the transportation and environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of the South Oak Cliff (SOC-3) Blue Line Extension as compared to a No-Build Alternative. A broad range of environmental categories were assessed. Comments received on the Draft Local EA are addressed in the Final EA. The Final EA also includes the Mitigation Monitoring Program to ensure that any mitigation is incorporated into the project during final design and construction.


  • Additional copies of the Final Local EA are available at the following libraries:

    Dallas Central Public Library
    1515 Young Street
    Dallas, TX 75201
    Highland Hills Branch Library
    3624 Simpson Stuart Rd.
    Dallas, TX 75241
    Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch Library
    2008 E. Kiest Blvd.
    Dallas, TX 75216

    Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Assessment (PE/EA)

    Preliminary Engineering/Environmental Assessment was initiated in February 2012. The 5% preliminary engineering design is complete and a Draft Local Environmental Assessment (EA) is available for review (see above).

    PE/EA Phase Public Meetings

    Public Involvement Plan

    (521KB PDF file opens in a new window)

    Alternatives Analysis (AA)

    The Alternatives Analysis study for the South Oak Cliff (SOC-3) Blue Line extension from Ledbetter Station to the University of North Texas (UNT) at Dallas is complete. On January 24, 2012 (Resolution 120006) the DART Board of Directors approved the recommended Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) Alternative 2C.

    The LPA recommendation is based on a technical evaluation and input gathered at several community meetings, including:

    AA Phase Public Meetings

    Blue Line (South Oak Cliff Extension) Related Links


    Detail of the DART Rail System Map showing the South Oak Cliff Extension

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