A portion of the Dallas North Tollway between Belt Line Road and Keller Springs Road will close overnight April 6 while crews install a pedestrian bridge near Arapaho Road.

What you need to know

All northbound and southbound lanes will close at 10 p.m. April 6 and are expected to reopen at 5 a.m. April 7, according to a Dallas Area Rapid Transit news release.

Southbound drivers can exit at the Keller Springs Road ramp, stay on the frontage road and re-enter the tollway at Belt Line Road. Northbound drivers can exit at Belt Line Road, stay on the frontage road and re-enter at Keller Springs Road.

Remember this?

The same lanes were closed in March while crews set a rail bridge across the tollway for the Silver Line Rail project. During the April 6 closure, crews will set the pedestrian bridge as part of the Cotton Belt Trail.

The Cotton Belt bridge is scheduled to open to pedestrian traffic this fall.

Some context

The Cotton Belt Trail is a proposed 57-mile trail that will link several cities, including Grapevine, Coppell, Richardson and Plano, according to the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ website. Part of the trail will run along the 26-mile Silver Line from DFW Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano.

DART contracted Archer Western Herzog for design and construction services on the rail and trail projects in 2018. About 4 miles of the Cotton Belt Trail currently exists, and nearly 21 miles are funded for construction alongside the Silver Line.