In Richardson, the additional barriers will be uniform in style within the city. Sound walls will have a tan coloring and a bush-hammered texture, according to information shared at a Nov. 16 DART community meeting. Some areas, such as the Custer Parkway intersection, may have enhanced rail instead of the barrier walls.
In Plano, two neighborhoods close-by the rail have made wall finish and color decisions. Near the President George Bush Tollway and K Avenue, the walls will reach 15 feet, be a speckled grey-brown color and have a rolled ashlar finish, DART officials shared in a Nov. 17 community meeting.
A little further east, where the rail will run near 14th Street and Jupiter, walls will have the same height and color but will have a rolled, drystack texture.
Mock-ups for each of these walls will be visible within each city from Nov. 20-Jan. 29. In Richardson, mock-ups will be stationed at the Richardson Civic Center at 411 W. Arapaho Road, Ste. 102, Richardson. In Plano, options can be viewed at the Plano Municipal Center at 1520 K Ave., Plano.
Full updates and details on the Silver Line project for each city are viewable here. The 26-mile rail project is expected to enter the construction phase in some cities beginning this winter and will be fully operational in 2023.