The Silver Line is a $1.89 billion commuter rail line being built by DART that will connect Plano travelers to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with an estimated travel time of 51 minutes or less, according to figures released by the transit agency. The project is scheduled to be complete by late 2024.
DART spokesperson Gordon Shattles provided updates on several projects related to the Silver Line in Plano.
12th Street Station
The 12th Street Station is still in the early stages. Work on the sub-structure, and pier and columns are underway. In addition, the steel columns have been erected.
President George Bush Turnpike
Construction at President George Bush Turnpike to K Avenue was postponed as underground utilities are relocated at the site. Any work that impacts streets or alleys is awaiting approval from Plano City Council. Specific construction dates are not scheduled, but are expected to last at least another month.
DART is in the early stages of construction on the Shiloh Road Station. Station platform substructure work is underway, and the steel columns have been erected. Work is ongoing and will continue through early March. No street construction is planned, but any work that will be done to streets or alleys will be communicated once an approved permit is granted.
K Avenue Crossing
New rail for DART's Silver Line project arrived in Plano today, Fri, Dec 18. A total of 200, 80-foot-long rail sections, 16,000 feet of rail, were delivered by special train from Steel Dynamics, Inc. of Indiana, to a location east of Shiloh Road in Plano. https://t.co/3uMg1ewAIN pic.twitter.com/YyDU13Xhua— dartmedia (@dartmedia) December 18, 2020
The K Avenue Crossing is under construction. DART officials are scheduled to remove existing railway tracks on K Avenue as part of the Silver Line Project. Lane closures at K Avenue are in effect to allow for the construction of the at-grade rail crossing. Completion is scheduled for mid-March.
Municipal Avenue Crossing
The Municipal Avenue Crossing is under construction. Lane closures at Municipal Avenue will continue to allow for the construction of the at-grade rail crossing. Lane closures are expected to continue throughout the construction schedule. Completion is scheduled for mid-March.