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Project Moves to Outlying Rail Stations

Most Work to Take Place on Weekends Over 14 Month Period (June 2009 - August 2010)

The level boarding project moves to VA Medical Center Station on Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10 and to Lovers Lane Station on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17
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January 5, 2010

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Green Line Updates:

Downtown Dallas construction information


Downtown Dallas:

To support construction around the Bryan/Hawkins intersection:
Bryan is closed between Leonard and Good Latimer. View a street location map.
Good Latimer is reduced to one lane in each direction between Bryan and Elm.
View a street location map.


Motorists will not be able to make left turns from Leonard St. across the DART Rail tracks.
View a street location map.

Market Center Community construction information


Market Center Community:

Due to the inclement weather throughout the month of October, Lucas at Harry Hines will be closed through approximately the end of December to complete construction work. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Love Field West Community construction information


Love Field West Community:

Neighborhood Construction Advisory - West of Love Field
Construction on DART's exciting Green Line expansion into Northwest Dallas, Farmers Branch and Carrollton has begun in earnest and will continue until passenger service officially begins in December 2010. Listed below is a brief outline of how some of the major streets in the neighborhood west of Love Field will be affected.

Denton Drive at Mockingbird Lane
Motorists should expect periodic lane reduction on both streets as various construction stages proceed during the project.


Denton between Egan and Mockingbird is closed for paving and rail work. Weather permitting, work on the road is scheduled to be completed at the end of January. View a street location map.

Traffic is reduced to one lane each way at W. Mockingbird Lane and Denton Drive. View a street location map.

There is a traffic switch on Denton Dr. from north of Hawes Ave. to Lovedale for paving work. The northbound lanes are closed and traffic is detoured onto the southbound lanes with one lane open in each direction. Once the northbound lanes are completed, traffic will be switched to the new lanes while southbound lanes are paved. View a street location map.

An Update on Improvements Under Way on Little Denton Drive
Construction related to DART's Light Rail Green Line has begun along Little Denton Drive, with a series of enhancements including additional vinyl-coated fencing, added landscaping, curbs and sidewalk upgrades. Upon completion, these improvements will increase safety for the entire neighborhood. View a street location map.

Work has been planned in phases, with each street closure affecting one block at a time. Sidewalks will remain open during the road construction portion of the project to maximize access for residents. The roadway demolition phases are scheduled to begin on or around the following dates, weather and other circumstances permitting:
PHASE 1 - Empire Central to Anson, Nov. 9, 2009
PHASE 2 - Bombay to Langdon, Nov. 30, 2009
PHASE 3 - Langdon to Amherst, Jan. 4, 2010
PHASE 4 - Amherst to Burbank, Feb. 2, 2010


Updated Little Denton is open to local traffic between Empire Central and Anson. View a street location map.

Notice of Temporary Street Closures - Anson and Little Denton
Effective On or After December 21, 2009
Anson at the railroad tracks will be closed for approximately 1 1/2 months beginning on or about December 21. A portion of Little Denton from Anson south will also be closed for approximately two weeks (see map). Traffic will be detoured onto Empire Central. View a street location map (PDF file opens in a new window).

Denton is closed from Shorecrest to Webb Chapel Ext. for underground utility and bridge work until further notice. Detour is available via Harry Hines. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Walnut Hill/Denton Area construction information


Walnut Hill/Denton Area:

Construction for DART's exciting Green Line Expansion Program into Northwest Dallas, Farmers Branch and Carrollton, is underway and will continue until the new passenger service begins in December 2010. Construction in this area will necessitate occasional traffic shifts and detours as some of the local streets and infrastructure are improved.

Webb Chapel Extension at Denton Drive is reduced to one lane in each direction for the installation of underground utilities until further notice. View a street location map.

Denton Drive between Storey Lane and Community Drive has reopened. The portion of Denton between Community Drive and Webb Chapel remains closed until further notice. View a street location map.

Denton Drive between Lombardy and Walnut Hill will be closed except for local traffic. Motorists are encouraged to look for local road detour signage. View a street location map.

 Century Drive between Doric Street and Denton Drive will permanently close. Local business traffic wishing to access Denton Drive from the east will need to detour along Doric Street to Abernathy Avenue and Lombardy Lane. This work will be followed by subsequent traffic shifts at this location--each lasting for several weeks--to allow for the reconstruction of Century Drive with a direct connection to Abernathy Lane. Road construction on Century Drive is anticipated to continue until Fall 2009.

Walnut Hill near Denton Drive may have daily lane closures. View a street location map.

Beginning Monday, November 9, Walnut Hill at the rail guideway will have various lanes closed for pavement demolition and street modification work. The work will continue through approximately mid-January. View a street location map.

There is an altered lane configuration on Denton, north of Forest Lane, to accommodate the next phase of paving. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Farmers Branch Community construction information


Farmers Branch Community:

Farmers Branch On-Call Boarding With Other DART Routes at Farmers Branch Park & Ride - Effective October 20, 2008
All Farmers Branch On-Call vehicles drop off and board passengers at the temporary transit center on Denton Drive.

This is the location currently being used by Bus Routes 44, 185, 204, 247, 331, 400 and 486. Boarding will take place at the sign marked:
DEPARTURES
All Bus
Routes

All DART services will use this stop until the new Green Line rail station opens across the street in December 2010.

Riders may continue to call 972-880-7786 to schedule an On-Call trip reservation. For other questions about On-Call service, please consult www.DART.org or call 214-979-1111. View a street location map.

Squire Place at Denton Drive is closed until further notice. View a street location map.

McClintock is closed between Squire Place and Fruitland for utility work until further notice. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Carrollton Community construction information


Carrollton Community:

Construction for DART's exciting Green Line Expansion Program into Northwest Dallas, Farmers Branch and Carrollton, is under way and will continue until the new passenger service begins in December 2010. Construction in this area will necessitate occasional traffic shifts and detours as some of the local streets and infrastructure are improved.

One lane is closed on eastbound Frankford Road at the rail guideway. There will be various lane closures through approximately the end of December while paving work is done around the median. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Hatcher Community construction information


Hatcher Community:

Traffic has been switched to the newly paved lanes on Hatcher at Scyene. One lane in each direction is open. View a street location map.

Lawnview Avenue at Scyene Road has been reopened. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor
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Lake June Community construction information


Lake June Community:

All lanes on Elam Road between Hillburn Drive and Buckner are now open. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor
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Orange Line Updates:

Orange Line construction information

KEY ACTIVITIES
  • Bridge construction is rapidly moving west and into the city of Irving. Crews have finished a large majority of the bridge substructure work (columns, caps, girders, etc.) and are headed toward the Trinity River area. As crews continue to set girders, activities may require some temporary night closures (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) along westbound Spur 482 (including all ramps leading to westbound Spur 482). Construction of the bridge superstructure (deck, rail, etc.) may require some temporary night closures (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) in this area as well. Motorists are advised to monitor Orange Line construction alerts to help minimize any impacts, as this area is still under construction. Information regarding these closures will be communicated.

  • There will continue to be heavy construction activity along the median of Lake Carolyn Pkwy as crews continue utility relocations, station work, and rail welding operations. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area due to changing traffic configurations. Motorists are not permitted to drive or park inside closures. Pedestrians need to remember that it is not safe for them to enter construction zones, so they will need to use alternate walking and jogging routes. Additional lane restrictions in this area may be required for crews to complete activities. Please use caution in this area with changing traffic configurations.


  • HARRY HINES/NORTHWEST HWY./I-35E/JUSTICE WAY AREA: Crews will continue bridge construction from just west of Harry Hines/ Northwest Hwy/Spur 482 toward Justice Way requiring various lane restrictions and traffic delays. Motorists are advised to monitor Orange Line Construction alerts to help minimize travel impacts. Please plan your routes, allow extra time to reach your destination, and observe any changes in speed limits or detours.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Drill shaft operations
  • Pier operations
  • Girder erection
  • Utility relocation
  • Walls
  • Grading
  • Bridge construction


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • There will continue to be temporary night closures (9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.) on the ramp to eastbound Northwest Highway from Harry Hines Blvd for crews to complete the remainder of the bridge construction. Information regarding these closures will be communicated.

  • Bridge construction, including girder erection, will continue for the Trinity River bridge structure from Jamison/Bachman Station to the west side of the levy on the Spur 482 frontage road. Certain aspects of bridge construction will require full closures to avoid work over live traffic. Information regarding these closures will be communicated.

  • There will be lane restrictions to southbound Justice Way at Spur 482 as crews continue bridge construction in this area.

  • Restrictions of westbound Spur 482 may be required as crews complete bridge superstructure activities over the next few weeks. Details regarding these restrictions will be communicated.

  • Night closures will be required to avoid bridge superstructure construction activities over live traffic. The tentative schedule is as follows (please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts):

    Week of Jan. 4:
    Updated Due to inclement weather, the closure of the ramp from westbound Northwest Hwy to westbound Spur 482 scheduled for Wednesday, January 6 has been postponed.

  • Please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts.

    TRINITY RIVER AREA: Bridge construction has moved into the Trinity River area. Motorists can expect to see increased activity in the Trinity as the bridge structure continues to move west.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Drill shaft operations
  • Pier operations
  • Bridge construction


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Lane restrictions may be required along the Spur 482 Trinity River Bridge as bridge construction continues.


  • SPUR 482/FEDEX/CENTRAL FREIGHT: Crews will continue utility relocation work along the Spur 482 frontage road in front of FedEx and Central Freight.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Utility relocation
  • Driveway reconstruction
  • Walls


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Restrictions of the right lane of the Spur 482 frontage road may be required around the areas of FedEx and Central Freight for utility relocations, walls, and grading activities.


  • SH 114 FRONTAGE ROAD AREA: Expect construction activity and increased truck traffic along the SH 114 frontage road around Loop 12 and the old Texas Stadium.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Activities will require restrictions of the right lane of the westbound SH 114 frontage road. Please use caution with the increased construction traffic.


  • TELEPORT BLVD./RIVERSIDE DRIVE AREA: Utility relocation activity along Teleport from Riverside Dr thru to Las Colinas Blvd is scheduled to start back up after the first of the year. Minor lane restrictions may be required for some additional utility relocation work. Teleport Blvd will continue be closed permanently at SH 114 to thru traffic. Access to business drives along Teleport will remain open. Please use caution in this area with changing traffic configurations. Pedestrians need to remember that it is not safe for them to enter construction zones, so they will need to use alternate walking and jogging routes. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through this area and obey the advised, posted speed limit of 25 mph.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Utility relocation - The utility relocation activities at the Teleport Blvd and Riverside Dr. intersection may require some night work to reduce impact to motorists in the area.


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Teleport will continue to be closed to thru traffic just after the Miss Bloomingdale's Academy entrance. Various temporary lane restrictions may be required for crews to complete their activities in the Teleport/Riverside area. Please monitor changes to traffic configurations, and use caution when traveling through this area.

  • Beginning January 4, expect lane restrictions of the southbound lane of Teleport Blvd just south of Riverside Dr as construction crews continue utility relocation work.

  • Lane restrictions on the corner of Las Colinas Blvd and Teleport are scheduled to begin the week of January 4. The restrictions will be for the right lane of northbound Teleport and the right lane/shoulder of eastbound Las Colinas Blvd (Fire Station Corner). These restrictions are scheduled to be in place from 1-2 weeks.

  • Utility relocation work (followed by drill shaft work) is scheduled to begin in the Riverside Commons fire lane the week of January 4, and is scheduled to be in place for 4-6 weeks.


  • LAKE CAROLYN PARKWAY AREA: Construction activity is quickly ramping up in along the Lake Carolyn Pkwy area. Current activities include utility relocations that will require various lane closures and traffic configurations to provide a safe work space for crews to complete construction activities. Rail welding operations will continue just south of California Crossing that will require lane restrictions. Station construction activities are underway with grading operations that will impact traffic on both northbound and southbound Lake Carolyn Pkwy, south of O'Connor.

    Pedestrians need to remember that it is not safe for them to enter construction zones, so they will need to use alternate pet walking and jogging routes. Motorists are also asked to monitor construction updates and observe and changed speed limits or traffic configurations when traveling through this construction zone. Motorists are not permitted to enter or park inside construction zones. Additional lane restrictions and rolling closures may be required to provide a safe work area as crews continue to progress with the project.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Clearing
  • Curb removal
  • Utility relocation
  • Station work
  • Rail welding


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • There will be lane restrictions on the inside, median lanes of both northbound and southbound Lake Carolyn Pkwy for utility relocation activities, this work will be on-going for several weeks.

  • Utility relocations along Las Colinas Blvd and into Lake Carolyn Pkwy will be on-going during January. These relocations will require various lane restrictions and a "rolling" closure that will direct traffic around the activity happening within the median. Traffic will continue to remain in its current configuration until Wednesday, January 6, with one lane open on the northbound side and one lane open on the south bound side. Wednesday, January 6 both northbound and southbound traffic (north of the station closure) is scheduled to be returned to its original configuration. Access to the Tower at Lake Carolyn will remain open at all times. Detour signage will be present to direct traffic. Please see map of configuration 9 (PDF file opens in a new window).

  • Rail welding operations will continue just south of California Crossing on northbound Lake Carolyn Pkwy that will require changes to the current traffic configuration. Details regarding this traffic change will be communicated as activities draw closer. Please see map of configuration 9 (PDF file opens in a new window).

  • Construction activity for the Las Colinas Urban Center Station is underway. Construction activities will require lane closures on both northbound and southbound Lake Carolyn Pkwy south of O'Connor. These activities are scheduled to take place for several months. Please see map of configuration 9 (PDF file opens in a new window).

  • Utility relocation work will be present in the far right lane of southbound Lake Carolyn Pkwy north of O'Connor and in the far right lane of westbound O'Connor. Thru traffic will use the far left lane. These activities are scheduled to be complete during the week of January 4. Signage will be present to direct traffic. Please see map of configuration 10 (PDF file opens in a new window).

  • Please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts.

    CONVENTION CENTER AREA: Expect to see increased truck traffic and construction activity around the Convention Center area starting with grading operations. Drill shaft activities will continue through December in this area.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Drill Shaft Operations


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Construction activity is scheduled to continue for the Irving Convention Center Station along Spur 348 (between SH 114 and Riverside). Lane restrictions will be required along the right lane of eastbound Spur 348 for crews to complete these activities. These restrictions are scheduled to remain in place through the end of the week.


  • NORTH LAKE COLLEGE/CARPENTER RANCH AREA: Construction activity has moved into the Carpenter Ranch area around the Meadow Creek/Green Park Dr intersection and into North Lake College starting with utility relocations. Beginning the week of January 4, utility relocation work will begin around the North Lake College near the driveway entrance off MacArthur. Information regarding any traffic impacts will be communicated as activities draw closer.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Utility Relocations


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Construction activity will continue in the area of Green Park and Meadow Creek for crews to continue utility relocates. These activities will require lane restrictions of southbound Green Park south of Meadow Creek and the westbound lanes Meadow Creek. Traffic will be shifted head to head on eastbound Meadow Creek just past the Green Park and Meadow Creek intersection. These restrictions will remain in place for several weeks.

  • Beginning the week of January 4, expect lane restrictions on the far right lanes of both eastbound and westbound Hidden Ridge between Green Park and MacArthur as crews continue utility relocation work. This work will be ongoing for several weeks as utility relocation work moves into the area.

  • Beginning the week of January 11, there will be restrictions at the intersection of Green Park and Meadow Creek. Green Park will be closed from south of Meadow Creek to Hidden Ridge.

  • Beginning the week of January 11, there will be restrictions of the far right lane of northbound Walnut Hill just north of Hidden Ridge for utility relocation work. Work in this area will be ongoing for several weeks as utility relocation work moves into the area.


  • WALNUT HILL/HURD AREA: Construction activity in scheduled to move into the Walnut Hill/Hurd area in December starting with utility relocations. Information regarding traffic impacts will be communicated as activities draw closer.



    Blue Line to Rowlett Updates:

    Blue Line construction information

    Clearing operations will occur in the area north of the rail right of way. Expect construction equipment to enter the work area from Dexham Road. View a street location map.

    Crews will be conducting clearing operations east of the Downtown Garland Station. View a street location map.

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    Any time you undertake a construction project, the possibility for danger is elevated. DART is urging everyone to be extra careful around its facilities, vehicles and especially the construction areas. Here are 10 tips you should know.



    1. Stop, look and listen for DART vehicles.
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    3. Cross the street or track at designated crosswalks only.
    4. Never walk, ride or play in front of or behind a DART vehicle.
    5. Children should always exit the bus through the front door.
    6. Do not walk, ride or play in a construction area.
    7. Never walk, ride or play on or near railroad tracks.
    8. Always stand behind the textured warning strips on rail platforms.
    9. Be careful when driving or turning across train tracks.
    10. Never try to beat a train through a crossing.
    11. Remember: Safety begins with you. Talk to your family.

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