Several road construction projects are currently underway for the city of Coppell and Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART.

The various transportation projects include lane closures to allow for railroad crossings, reconstruction of two roads and rail bridge construction. Construction on the DART projects is for the Silver Line, an over $2 billion commuter rail project that will run between Plano and Terminal B of Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport when construction finishes in late 2025 or by mid-2026.

The overview

Currently, the first phase of closures for various lanes along Royal Lane between Technology Road and IH-635 is underway through April 9 for the construction of an at-grade rail crossing for the Silver Line. The second phase of closures, which will include the northbound and southbound left lanes of the segment, is expected to begin April 10, according to city officials, and last until May 21.

Another DART project involves the construction of two rail bridges along the Silver Line tract. According to an update from the project’s contractor, Archer Western Herzog, construction on rail bridges between South Coppell Road and Denton Tap Road and west of Mockingbird Lane will continue through the spring.

With the Silver Line-related construction, residents should be mindful of reduced speeds near work sites and additional noise because of construction.

What else?

The city project involves the reconstruction of two streets near Pinkerton Elementary School—Bullock Drive and Howell Drive. The budget for the project is about $3.5 million funded through the city’s sales tax fund.

Several improvements to the roads are planned, according to the project webpage:
  • Concrete pavement with curb and gutter drainage
  • An expanded cul-de-sac turnaround
  • Alley pavement between both roads
  • New sidewalks
  • Water and sewer improvements
  • Underground storm drains
The project is currently in its design phase, which is expected to wrap up this summer, according to city officials.