Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) announced Tuesday design-builder for the Silver Line Regional Rail Project, Archer Western Herzog, will begin field construction Monday.
Work on the $1.1 billion, 26-mile project will begin with abandoned rail removal form Addison to Richardson and utility relocation along Hillcrest Road from north of McCallum Boulevard to south of Wester Way.
DART broke ground across the five connecting cities – Addison, Plano, Dallas, Carrollton and Richardson – in mid-September. The project is due to open in December 2022 and will provide passenger rail connections that aim to improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers in the northern part of the DART service area. The Silver Line’s 10 stations will be about three to five miles apart, and officials said the line will allow passengers to get back and forth between D/FW and Plano in less than an hour.
According to DART, construction activities will take place during the daytime hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and involve appropriate construction equipment. There will be no access to private property, unless coordinated with the property owner(s) in advance.
For additional information about the Silver Line project, visit dart.org/cottonbelt.