Officials are expected to close the President George Bush Turnpike’s frontage roads in Plano and Richardson starting June 14 for work on the Silver Line Rail project.

What’s happening?

The eastbound and westbound frontage roads between K Avenue and US 75 will be closed at 9 a.m. June 14, according to a news release from Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Normal service is expected to resume at about 3:30 p.m. June 17 after construction crews complete a railroad crossing underneath the turnpike for the Silver Line.

During the closure, Bus Route 232 and Bus Route 883 will be detoured away from the frontage roads, according to a news release. No delays or service interruptions are planned for DART’s Orange Line or Red Line light rail trains during construction.

“We apologize for the temporary inconvenience to our normal bus passengers and are grateful for their understanding as we ensure the safest possible environment for our commuters and workers as we progress with Silver Line construction,” said Trey Walker, DART’s capital design and construction vice president, in a statement.

In case you missed it

DART officials began testing Silver Line rail vehicles on the Trinity Railway Express tracks in May. Testing is expected to continue into 2025 with more tests expected on different segments of the Silver Line rail later this summer.

The Silver Line, a 26-mile commuter rail that traverses seven cities in North Texas, is slated to begin revenue service in late 2025 or early 2026.