Silver Line Advances on Design and Construction
DART's design-build contractor, Archer Western Herzog (AWH), anticipates that the Silver Line's design will be 100% complete by August 2022. Meanwhile, construction is going on across the whole corridor.
At multiple locations, AWH crews are drilling and pouring piers and constructing columns and caps for numerous bridges that will carry the Silver Line over busy roads. Workers are relocating utilities, such as telecom lines and petroleum pipes in downtown Carrollton. At future station locations, contractors are grading the land and laying down rocks in preparation for concrete. Others are clearing vegetation and removing old track.
The most visible progress is taking place in Addison and Richardson where contractors have built the station platforms and are now installing columns and awnings.
"We have waited a long time for rail service, so we are excited to finally see the future Addison Station taking shape," Addison Mayor Joe Chow said. "The town is also collaborating with partners to create a mixed-use transit-oriented development on city-owned land that will connect the Addison Circle district with DART's Silver Line."
"We very much look forward to the completion of the Silver Line and the new connections it will offer," Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker said. "Employers in our Telecom Corridor® area will enjoy the direct path it will give us to DFW International Airport, students attending UT Dallas in Richardson will benefit from the flexibility of regional access for housing options, and our residents will be provided additional economic mobility as they are opened to new job markets previously only accessible by car.
These are all great benefits, and we are anxious to see the day the Silver Line opens here."
The Silver Line is on schedule to begin revenue service in late 2024.
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