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April 8, 2011

Select a location below to view DART construction activity in that area:
Green Line | Orange Line | Blue Line to Rowlett

Green Line Updates:

Southwestern Medical District/Parkland information


Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Community:

Lane reductions on Medical District Drive between Harry Hines and Maple Avenue during reconstruction of a 2-lane to 4-lane divided facility

The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Contractor, Tiseo Paving, is in the process of reconstructing Medical District Drive. The project continues through August 2011. This project will reconstruct Medical District Drive between Harry Hines Boulevard and Maple Avenue increasing the 2-lane asphalt road to a 4-lane divided concrete road.

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:

South of Mockingbird, there are lane reductions on Denton Dr. View a street location map.

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

Orange Line construction information

OCS = Overhead Catenary System

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:
  • Track work
  • OCS installation


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Track and OCS work will continue for the Trinity River bridge structure from Jamison/Bachman Station to the west side of the levee on the Spur 482 Frontage Rd. Certain aspects of bridge construction will require full closures to avoid work over live traffic. Information regarding these closures will be communicated.

  • Restrictions of the right lane of westbound Community Drive between Starlight Road and Jamison Drive. This restriction is expected to remain in place 3-4 weeks.

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

    TRINITY RIVER AREA: Track work and OCS installation continues through the Trinity River area. Motorists can expect to see temporary lane drops and night work. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Track work
  • OCS installation


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Lane restrictions may be required along the Spur 482 Trinity River Bridge as track work and OCS installation continues. Please monitor changes to traffic configurations in this area and vehicles entering and exiting the site.


  • SPUR 482/FEDEX/CENTRAL FREIGHT: Crews will continue track and OCS work along the Spur 482 frontage road in front of FedEx and Central Freight. Flaggers may be present to help direct traffic.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Track work
  • Systems


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Restrictions along the right lane of the Spur 482 frontage road will remain in place for a few weeks.

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

    LOOP 12/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 site.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Station work


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Expect delays at westbound Loop 12/SH 114 Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 for utility work. Signage and flaggers will be present. Please use caution when traveling through this area with the increased activity.

  • Activities may 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: Bridge construction, crossing and track work continues along Teleport from Riverside Dr thru to Las Colinas Blvd. Minor lane restrictions may be required for miscellaneous construction activities. 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:
  • Bridge construction
  • Track work
  • Crossing work


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Teleport will continue to be closed to thru traffic just past the Irving Fire Department driveway. Access to the post office through the entrance east of Teleport from Las Colinas. Signage will be present to direct motorists.


  • Crews will continue miscellaneous asphalt paving patches along Lake Carolyn Pkwy/Teleport as needed. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic.


  • Miscellaneous lane drops will be required along Riverside Dr and Teleport over the next few weeks for systems operations. Please use caution when traveling through the area.


  • LAKE CAROLYN PARKWAY AREA: Construction activity continues along the Lake Carolyn Pkwy area. Current activities include station and crossing work that will require various lane closures and traffic configurations to provide a safe work space for crews to complete construction activities. Station construction activities are underway 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:
  • Crossing work
  • Curb removal
  • Track work
  • Grading
  • Station work


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Restrictions along the median of Lake Carolyn Pkwy just south of O'Connor will continue to be present for station work. This configuration is expected to remain in place for several weeks. Please see Lake Carolyn Parkway configuration 29 (PDF file opens in a new window).


  • There will be miscellaneous closures on O'Connor Blvd for signal work for the next several weeks. Please use caution when traveling through the area.

  • 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 for station and track work. Bridge construction activities will continue in this area. Please continue to monitor construction alerts for changes to traffic configurations or detours. There will be heavy construction activity in this area as crews continue work on the bridge structure that will extend over SH 114.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Station work
  • Track work
  • Bridge construction


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Various night closures in this area will be required for the completion of the track work over SH 114. Please continue to monitor construction alerts for detail regarding these closures.


  • — Night of Tues, Apr 12 (9 p.m.-5 a.m.) - Full closure of eastbound SH 114 at Hidden Ridge
    — Night of Thur, Apr 14 (9 p.m.-5 a.m.) - Full closure of the eastbound SH 114 frontage road

  • Restrictions of the eastbound SH 114 frontage road will remain in place through April as crews complete bridge construction operations in the area.


  • Please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts. Detour information will be provided as construction activities draw closer.

    GREEN PARK/MEADOW CREEK/CARPENTER RANCH AREA: Construction activity continues in the Carpenter Ranch area around the Meadow Creek/Green Park Dr intersection. Expect to see heavy construction activity for bridge construction, crossings, and paving in this area. Some night closures and traffic restrictions may be required to provide a safe work area. Please use caution when traveling through the area with the increased activity, and monitor construction alerts to minimize travel impacts.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Bridge construction
  • Crossings


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Various lane restrictions may be required near the intersection of Green Park and Meadow Creek. Please use caution when traveling through this area.


  • Crossing work at Hidden Ridge will continue through early-mid May. Thru traffic will need to use Meadow Creek/Green Park as their detour route. Please see Hidden Ridge configuration (PDF file opens in a new window).


  • NORTH LAKE COLLEGE/MACARTHUR AREA: Heavy construction activity is moving into the North Lake College and MacArthur area with grading, walls, bridge construction and station work. Heavy activity will continue around the North Lake College entrance off MacArthur and around MacArthur Blvd (including the median of MacArthur Blvd) to prepare for the bridge structure that will extend over MacArthur to North Lake College.

    Please use extra caution when traveling through this area and monitor changes to speed limits or traffic configurations. Plan your routes and allow extra time to reach your destination. 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.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Grading
  • Bridge construction
  • Walls
  • Station work


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Southbound Walnut Hill will continue to be closed at Hurd Dr. Northbound Walnut Hill will be closed at Brangus Dr. These closures will remain in place into April for crossing work. Detour signage will be present to direct motorists. Please see Walnut Hill traffic configuration map (PDF file opens in a new window).


  • Heavy truck and construction traffic along Brangus Drive to Walnut Hill and at the Brangus/Walnut Hill intersection will continue for the next few weeks. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic. Please use caution when traveling through this area and allow extra time for travel.


  • Please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts. Detour information will be provided as construction activities draw closer.

    WALNUT HILL/HURD AREA: Heavy construction activity will continue in the Walnut Hill/Hurd area through early 2011. Construction traffic will be extremely heavy in this area over the next few weeks as crossing work moves into the area. Please use caution when traveling through the area and observe changes to traffic configurations and detours.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Utility Relocations
  • Grading
  • Walls
  • Crossings


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • Southbound Walnut Hill will be closed at Hurd Dr. Northbound Walnut Hill will be closed at Brangus Dr. These closures will remain in place through mid-late April for crossing work. Detour signage will be present to direct motorists. Please see Walnut Hill traffic configuration map (PDF file opens in a new window).


  • Crossing work for Hurd Drive will begin following the crossing work at Walnut Hill. This work will require a full closure of Hurd Dr. Details regarding this closure will be communicated as activities draw closer.


  • DFW AREA: Construction activity continues in the DFW area through winter-spring.

    CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
  • Utility work
  • Bridge construction
  • Station work


  • ROAD CLOSURES AND LANE RESTRICTIONS:
  • A full closure of Valley View between Belt Line and SH 161 will be required for crossing work for the next several weeks. Thru traffic will use Gateway Dr as the detour. Please see Valley View Detour map (PDF file opens in a new window).


  • Right lane of the SB 161 frontage road will continue to be closed through April.


  • Right lane of the NB 161 frontage road will continue to be closed through April.


  • Please note that all dates are tentative as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts. Detour information will be provided as construction activities draw closer.


    Blue Line to Rowlett Updates:

    Blue Line construction information

    Upcoming closures:

    SH-78 (Lavon Drive) between Gautney and Walnut Circle:
    • Beginning Monday, March 28, one northbound inside lane and one southbound inside lane of SH-78 (Lavon) will be closed to through traffic from Gautney Street to Walnut Circle. The lanes will be closed for approximately ten weeks.

    Eastbound and Westbound Walnut Street at the rail crossing:
    • There will be various lane shifts and temporary lane closures.

    Northbound and southbound 1st Street at the rail crossing:
    • There will be various lane shifts and temporary lane closures.

    Dexham Road at the DGNO Freight Rail Crossing:
    • There is a traffic shift on northbound and southbound lanes on Dexham Road to accommodate construction.

    Richards Street:
    • At 6 a.m. on Friday, October 15, the Richards Street extension will open to through traffic, and will be configured to its permanent state. Access to Richards Street will be available via Melcer Drive. The existing Richards Street / DGNO freight crossing will be permanently closed.

    Martin Drive / Melcer Drive:
    • Beginning, Wednesday, February 9, the intersection of Martin Drive/Melcer Drive will be closed for 45 days due to the reconfiguration of Martin Drive.

    Please note that dates are subject to change as they do not account for weather delays or other schedule impacts.


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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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