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April 11, 2014


Orange Line Updates:


Orange Line construction information

I-1: BACHMAN STATION TO IRVING CONVENTION CENTER

Segment update:
  • If you live or work on Lake Carolyn Parkway, please remember that the area next to the DART Rail tracks is not a sidewalk, walkway or path. Only cross the tracks in designated areas!
I-2: IRVING CONVENTION CENTER TO BELT LINE STATION

Segment update:
  • If you live near the betterment wall at North Lake College Station, please remember that the area next to the DART rail tracks is not a sidewalk, walkway, or path. Please do not ignore the chain linked fence. Only cross the tracks in designated areas!
I-3: BELT LINE STATION TO DFW AIRPORT

Lane closures for the I-3 segment include:
  • Temporary lane closure on Freeport Pkwy. at North Airfield Dr. to install bridge clearance signs.
    Dates and times: Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 15: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • Temporary lane closure (right lane) on the northbound side on N. Service Rd. for bridge construction and IIH 717, and to install bridge clearance signs.
    Dates and times: Monday, April 14 through Tuesday, April 15: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Segment update:
  • At North Belt Line Road, crews will:
    - IIH Drilled shafts and footing
    - Cable trough repairs
    - OCS: I-2/I-3 Tie in, MEC Hi-pot testing, live wire testing
    - Testing: Belt Line CIH
  • In the Esters Blvd./Plaza Drive area, crews will:
    - Cable trough repairs
    - OCS: MEC Hi-pot testing, live wire testing
    - Install NB/SB impedence bonds, ground handrail jumpers
  • At North Airfield Drive, crews will:
    - Install FAA screen fence, permanent signs
    - Roadway signs, metal guard beam fence, bridge clearance signs
    - OCS: MEC Hi-pot testing, live wire testing
    - ground handrail jumpers
    - IIH 718 testing
  • At North Service Road, crews will:
    - Install ROW Fence, irrigation TPSS#9
    - Install bridge clearance signs, place surface rock
    - Ground handrail jumpers
    - OCS: MEC Hi-pot testing, live wire testing
    - Track Signal Systems: Install bridge trough lids
    - Static Testing: Taxi
  • At Terminal A, crews will:
    - Install Row fence, mow strip, grade, and permanent seeding
    - Under drain segment 5
    - Install Crossing gate service road crossing
    - OCS: MEC Hi pot testing, live wire testing
    - Communications: Pull communication FOC cable, pull communication copper cable, term/tag/test communication cable, install VMS at station platform, pull communication cable at station platform
    - Track Signal systems :Install impedence bond CIH 749
    - GE testing: systems dynamic testing

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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.
  2. DART Safely logo
  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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