Construction is underway on the Silver Line Regional Rail Project, formerly known as the Cottonbelt Regional Rail Corridor just north of the University of Texas at Dallas.
The initial work on the $1.1 billion project includes the removal of abandoned rail along the DART Right-of-Way (ROW) from the Dallas North Tollway in Addison to west of Synergy Park Road in Richardson.
Residents and businesses will be notified prior to construction activities which will take place during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The project is an opportunity for DART riders, or anyone who is looking to travel across the Metroplex,” said Gordon Shattles, external relations with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
Once completed, the 26-mile rail corridor will make stops in seven cities extending between Shiloh Road in Plano to DFW Airport. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.
Visit www.dart.org/cottonbelt for more information as well as construction updates, alerts and community meeting/public hearing notices.