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

Level Boarding Project Begins at White Rock, 8th & Corinth Stations
Effective June 13, 2009 for White Rock Station and June 27, 2009 for 8th & Corinth Station
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June 16, 2009

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Green Line Updates:

Downtown Dallas construction information


Downtown Dallas:

Update Track Work to Disrupt Downtown Rail Service This Weekend
Effective June 20-21, 2009

As a reminder, rail maintenance will continue this weekend in the downtown Dallas area, with shuttle buses replacing train service between Pearl and West End stations on Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21.

Two types of shuttle service will be offered. For passengers traveling through downtown to continue their journey by rail, one shuttle will operate non-stop between Pearl and West End. For those whose destination lies in between Pearl and West End, local service will be provided to St. Paul and Akard stations as well.

Board shuttles at the red bus stop located near each station. Also, please remember to allow extra time for your commute.

Elsewhere in the system, level boarding construction will again take place at White Rock Station over the weekend. With no trains serving White Rock, shuttle buses will operate between that location and LBJ/Skillman Station.


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:

Three northbound lanes on Harry Hines between Wycliff and Market Center are open. Two southbound lanes on Harry Hines are open between Market Center and Douglas. View a street location map.

Three southbound lanes on Harry Hines between Market Center and Wycliff is open. At the Wycliff intersection, median work is scheduled and lanes will continue be reduced to two southbound lanes through the intersection. View a street location map.

Two northbound lanes on Harry Hines between Wycliff and Throckmorton are now open. View a street location map.

The intersection of Vagas and Harry Hines has been reopened. 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.


Wyman Street at Denton Drive
Wyman is closed until further notice. Access is available via a bus lane from Burbank. View a street location map.


Temporary Closures: Anson Road, Gilford St., Burbank St., Empire Central Drive

Construction for DART's new Green Line will require the temporary closure of four streets at the railroad crossing near Denton Drive, beginning on or around Monday, May. 25. The closures will involve two streets at a time with each lasting approximately one week.

Anson and Gilford will be the first streets affected on or around May 25. To reach Anson, traffic from Denton will be detoured to south to Empire Central, then north on Little Denton to Anson. To get to Gilford, vehicles will be detoured north to Burbank and south on Little Denton to Gilford.

Upon the completion and re-opening of Anson and Gilford, work will begin on Burbank and Empire Central, and the detours will be reversed. Gilford and Little Denton will be used to reach Burbank, Anson and Little Denton to reach Empire Central.

The Green Line is scheduled to begin passenger service between Dallas, Farmers Branch and Carrollton in December 2010. Future notifications will be provided as the construction work progresses throughout the project.

For more information, call 214-749-2522. For emergency only, call DART Police at 214-928-6262.


Bomar Ave. at Denton Drive will be permanently closed. 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.

Denton is closed from Shorecrest to Webb Chapel 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 and 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 is closed from Storey Lane to Webb Chapel until further notice. View a street location map.

Denton Drive between Willowbrook and Lombardy is reduced to one lane southbound. 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.

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.

Villa Creek near Denton Drive may have daily lane closures. View a street location map.

Farmers Branch Lane at Denton is closed for utility installation. View a street location map.

Buttonwood Drive is closed until further notice. View a street location map.

Pike Street is closed until further notice. 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.

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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.

On Valwood Parkway at the rail guideway, traffic has been switched to the outside lanes while median paving work is done. View a street location map.

From midnight through 6 a.m. on Monday, June 15 and Tuesday, June 16, 4th St. at the rail guideway will be closed for the pouring of the concrete bridge deck. View a street location map.

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Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Deep Ellum Community construction information


Deep Ellum Community:

  Malcolm X Blvd. between Junius and Indiana may be periodically reduced to one lane in each direction until further notice. View a street location map.

There will be a traffic switch on Hall Street at the rail guideway to the new paving on the northbound lanes until future notice. View a street location map.

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Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor
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Fair Park Community construction information


Fair Park Community:

Parry Ave. at Haskell will be reduced to one lane in both directions until further notice. View a street location map.

New On Tuesday, June 16, two lanes will be closed for striping activity on southbound Parry from 1st Ave. to the rail guideway. Additionally, there will be two southbound lanes closed on R.B. Cullum Blvd. for striping activity. Two lanes will remain open on R.B. Cullum. View a street location map.

Trunk Ave. between Pennsylvania and Birmingham is closed until further notice. View a street location map.

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Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor
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Hatcher Community construction information


Hatcher Community:

New On Tuesday, June 16, southbound lanes on 2nd at the rail guideway will be detoured while traffic signaling work is performed. View a street location map.

  Eastbound traffic along Scyene Rd. between 2nd Ave. and Hatcher St. and westbound traffic along Scyene Rd. between Hatcher St. and Lawnview Ave. may have periodic lane reductions. View a street location map.

Traffic along Hatcher St. at Scyene Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction. There will be daily lane closures at the intersection of Scyene Road and Hatcher St. View a street location map.

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.

Dixon Avenue near Scyene Road has one lane open in each direction. View a street location map.

  Left turn lane on Lawnview Avenue at Scyene Road is detoured. Motorists are encouraged to look for detour signage. View a street location map.

Westbound traffic along Scyene Road to Lawnview Avenue will be detoured to Elmira Street (right) to Greenmere Place (left) and back onto Scyene (right). 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:

 There may be temporary lane reductions on Buckner Blvd. between Elam Rd. and US 175. View a street location map.

Through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, Hillburn at the rail guideway will be closed for track work. View a street location map.

There is one lane open in each direction on Elam Road between Hillburn Drive and Buckner until further notice. View a street location map.

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Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor
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Orange Line Updates:

Orange Line construction information

Through approximately June 26, some temporary lane restrictions may be necessary for utility location verification throughout the corridor as this process is completed.

In the Old Texas Stadium/Loop 12 area, there will be increased activity associated with grading operations. Please remember the area around the stadium is now a construction area and not available to the public.

Construction will begin on the Trinity Access Road the week of June 22 with tree removals.

In the Harry Hines/Jameson/Northwest Hwy. area, construction activities will include drill shaft operations, column operations, electrical work, walls and grading for bridge construction preparation. There will trucks and equipment moving in and out of the construction site, so please use caution in this area with the increased activity. Jameson at the Northwest Hwy. frontage road will be closed until further notice. View a street location map.

The right lane of southbound Harry Hines under Northwest Highway will be closed until further notice. Two southbound lanes will be open for through traffic. View a street location map.

Grading, drill shaft, and column operations will be in the Trinity River area under the Spur 482 bridge.

Beginning June 8, construction activity around the Central Freight facility will begin with the removal of fence, barrier, and asphalt along with grading operations. Construction activities around the FedEx facility will begin toward the end of the week of June 8 with tree removal and grading operations. These construction activities may require traffic delays along westbound Spur 482. 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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