Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Design-Builder for the Cotton Belt corridor will begin their pre-design field activities along the 26-mile alignment this month. This effort will allow the Design-Builder to advance DART’s design that formed the basis of the Final Environmental Impacts Statement, and will validate the engineering assumptions that inform their ongoing early project planning and design efforts.

This activity will be mostly conducted in and along the railroad right of way, with occasional movement of workers and small equipment on and off of public grade crossings. The nature of the field work being performed includes:

  • Pre-Construction Photos of Existing Conditions
  • Surveying and 3D Scanning of the Existing Corridor
  • Investigation of Existing Utilities
  • Geotechnical Soils Sampling

Any need to access private property will be prohibited unless otherwise coordinated with the property owner in advance of the work.

Most activities will take place during the daytime hours, and will involve minor surveying and construction equipment such as GPS instruments, tripods, service vehicles, pickup trucks, small tools and light duty drill rigs. Additional information about the Cotton Belt Project may be found at DART.org/CottonBelt.