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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)

Updated Item The level boarding project continues at Tyler/Vernon Station on Sat., Aug. 1
Level Boarding Project continues at LBJ/Central Station, Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, August 2 and moves to Hampton Station, Saturday, August 8 & Sunday, August 9
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July 31, 2009

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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:

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

Three southbound lanes on Harry Hines between Market Center and Wycliff are 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.


Gilford will re-open the evening of Wednesday, July 29. Burbank will close at approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 30 and remain closed through 6 a.m. on Monday, August 3. Detour route for Burbank will be available via Gilford. 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.

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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.

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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.

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

Beginning Monday, July 27 through approximately the end of October, Denton Drive at Farmers Branch Lane will be closed for the reconstruction of the Rawhide Creek vehicular bridge. Detour signage will be available to guide motorists.

Southbound Denton Drive will be detoured west on Valley View, then south on the I-35E service road to Harry Hines. Northbound Denton Drive will be detoured west on the I-635 service road over to Harry Hines, then north on Harry Hines/I-35E service road to Valley View. Farmers Branch Lane will be closed at Denton Drive. Access to the Farmers Branch Park & Ride is available from the northbound I-35E service road via Carrick and Pike. View a street location map.

Various lanes may be closed on Valley View Lane at Denton as brick pavers are installed in the median. View a street location map.

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

There will be intermittent traffic delays at intersections along the rail guideway between Squire Place and Ismaili Center Circle for the movement of rail. 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.

On Valwood Parkway at the rail guideway, there may be lane closures while median brick paving work is done. View a street location map.

On Denton/Broadway between Distribution and north of Randolph, there will be a northbound lane closure while rail is being moved from Farmers Branch to Carrollton. View a street location map.

There will be intermittent traffic delays at intersections along the rail guideway between Squire Place and Ismaili Center Circle for the movement of rail. View a street location map.

Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor Map
Detail of Green Line Northwest Corridor
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Deep Ellum Community construction information


Deep Ellum Community:

New From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day Monday, August 3 through Wednesday, August 5, Elm at Good Latimer will be closed. View a street location map.

  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.

Detail of Green Line Southeast Corridor Map
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 Through approximately August 14, northbound Ash at the rail guideway will be closed. View a street location map.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day Wednesday, July 29 through Friday, July 31, Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. at the rail guideway will be closed. View a street location map.

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

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


Hatcher Community:

  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.

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

Ongoing work:
Road closures and lane restrictions:
  • Stemmons Trail at Spur 482/Storey Lane will remain closed until testing by the City of Dallas Water Department is complete. This process could take up to two weeks. Access to Stemmons Trail from Northwest Highway will remain open.
  • The ramp from Northbound Harry Hines to Eastbound Northwest Highway will be temporarily closed for several weeks. Motorists should use Harry Hines Blvd. and Community Drive for the detour.
Construction Activity:
  • Utility location verification and geotechnical testing will be random throughout the corridor and may require temporary lane restrictions.
  • Harry Hines/Jamison/Northwest Hwy./I-35E Area - There will be a lot of activity in this area associated with bridge construction. Please be aware of many trucks and equipment in the area. Construction activities will include drill shaft operations, column operations, utility relocation (Oncor will begin relocating in this area requiring various lane restrictions), wall construction, grading operations and light pole removals.
  • Trinity River Area - access road construction continues.
  • Spur 482/FedEx/Central Freight Area - expect activity involving grading and utility relocations over the next few weeks in the areas around FedEx, Central Freight and Teleport.
  • Old Texas Stadium/Loop 12 Area - grading operations continue. The area around the old stadium is now a construction area and not available to the public.
  • On I-35E between Loop 12/Northwest Highway and Harry Hines Blvd., lanes have been shifted while work is done in the area. Please use caution while traveling in this area.

New Week of August 3
Road closures and lane restrictions:
  • There will be a right lane restriction on the Spur 482 frontage road during the week near the areas of FedEx and Central Freight for utility relocations and grading activities.
  • From Sunday, August 2 through Monday morning, August 3, lanes on Northwest Hwy. near Storey Lane, the eastbound Northwest Hwy. frontage road and the westbound Northwest Hwy. frontage road will be closed in 15 minute increments for Oncor utility relocations.
  • On Thursday, August 6, crews will be setting barriers during the night along Spur 482 between Justice Way and Love's Beverages. The right lane will be restricted on southbound Spur 482 while the barrier is put into place.
Construction Activities:
  • Utility relocation will continue along Spur 482/Storey Lane from Justice Way to the Trinity River.
  • Column erection will continue to move from Justice Way west along Spur 482 thru the week.
  • Grading/site preparation along SH-161 for bridge construction.
  • There will be increased activity on Justice Way for Oncor utility relocations. This activity may require temporary lane restrictions.

Upcoming work:
Utility relocations on Teleport are scheduled to begin near the end of August. These utility relocates will require road closures in the Riverside/Teleport area. More detailed information regarding these closures will be provided as these construction activities draw closer.

Beginning in the middle of August, girders erection will begin for the Harry Hines/I-35E/Trinity River bridge structure from Jameson/Bachman Station to the west side of the levy on the Spur 482 frontage road. The placement of the girders will require full closures. The current schedule for the month of August is for 2 spans (the distance between columns) to be placed per day or per night on each of the following August dates:
  • Tuesday, August 18 - Jameson - day closure (street is already closed)
  • Wednesday, August 19 - Ramp from Harry Hines to eastbound Northwest Hwy. - day closure (ramp is already closed)
  • Thursday, August 20 - Northbound Harry Hines - evening closure
  • Thursday, August 20 - Southbound Harry Hines - evening closure
  • Friday, August 21 - Ramp from eastbound Northwest Hwy. to Harry Hines - evening closure
  • Monday, August 24 - Ramp from eastbound Northwest Hwy. to Harry Hines - evening closure


  • Please note:
    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.


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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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