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January 21, 2014

Orange Line Updates:

Orange Line construction information


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!

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!

Lane closures for the I-3 segment include:
  • Temporary lane closures on the northbound and southbound (inside lane) at Belt Line and Valley View (Belt Line Bridge) to install communication equipment
    Dates and times: Monday, January 20 and Tuesday, January 21, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Segment update:
  • At North Belt Line Road, crews will:
    - Install Guardrail
    - Ground OCS poles
    - Install telephone foundations, wayside telephones, & communication equipment
    - Track Signal Systems : install TWC loops and GE static testing
  • In the Esters Blvd./Plaza Drive area, crews will:
    - Install ROW fencing
    - Cut ditches and finish slope
    - Install stand pipe
    - Grade and pave FAA crossing and install gates at FAA Crossing
    - GE Static testing
  • At North Airfield Drive, crews will:
    - Mow Strip
    - Install ROW fencing & permanent signs
    - Install stand pipe, metal beam guard, and bridge clearance signs
    - GE Static testing
  • At North Service Road, crews will:
    - Concrete Flume at TPSS #9
    - Install ROW Fence and Mow strip
    - Install traffic barrier/column protection, guardrail/crash cushions, stand pipe, storage track stand pipe, and bridge clearance signs
    - Trackwork: Final ballast, dress ballast at segment 4, and underdrain.
    - Ground OCS poles, install balance weights, messenger wire, hangers, and contact wire
    - Track Signals: Install express signal cable, local signal cable, switch machine
  • At Terminal A, crews will:
    - Install ROW fence and guardrail
    - Track Work: install pavers, joint sealant, under drain, and mock-up unit pavers
    - Cross under #2 gate spreadfooting
    - OCS: install balance weights, hangers, contact wire
    - Track Signal systems : install stub ups/stub outs, switch machine, express signal cable, and remove at grade trough lids

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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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