Starting June 27, a portion of Coit Road near Plano and Richardson is expected to undergo a traffic pattern shift while construction crews complete work on the Silver Line Rail project.

What’s happening?

The shift, which is slated to start at about 9 a.m. June 27, will direct northbound drivers onto a new bridge and concrete roadway between Frankford Road and McCallum Boulevard. Two lanes in each direction will be established on the new bridge for north- and southbound drivers, according to a Dallas Area Rapid Transit news release.

The new traffic pattern is expected to remain until early 2025 while crews construct a second bridge and concrete roadway on Coit Road. Drivers needing to access the University Place neighborhood east of Coit Road will need to enter at Alocasia Drive until a temporary connection is built at Sugar Cane Way.

Roadway signs alerting drivers to the configuration shift will be placed before the construction zone, according to the news release. More information about the upcoming configuration shift can be found on DART’s website.

Also of note

Once the lane configuration is shifted, pedestrian access will be limited to the west side of the underpass while crews construct a dedicated walkway to access existing DART bus stops, apartment housing and retail centers, according to the news release. There will be no pedestrian access on the eastside of Coit Road while the second bridge is under construction.

About the project

The Silver Line is a 26-mile commuter rail that will traverse seven cities, including Coppell, Grapevine, Plano and Richardson. DART officials began testing Silver Line vehicles in May ahead of the rail’s projected opening in late 2025 or early 2026.

Archer Western Herzog oversees design and construction services for the rail and the Cotton Belt Trail between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Plano.