Dallas officials are planning to close Coit Road’s southbound lanes overnight April 18 while construction crews set beams for a new rail bridge that’s part of the Silver Line project.

What’s happening?

The road’s two southbound lanes will be closed between Osage Plaza Court and Sugar Cane Way from 9 p.m. April 18 to 6 a.m. April 19. The northbound lanes will be repurposed as a single northbound lane and a single southbound lane during the closure, according to a news release from Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

When the beams are placed, the road will be reopened to four lanes with two southbound lanes and two northbound lanes, according to the news release.

In case you missed it

The Silver Line is a planned 26-mile regional rail that will run from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to Shiloh Road in Plano. The rail will connect nine stations across seven cities when finished. Revenue service is slated to start between late 2025 and mid-2026.

Archer Western Herzog, the project's design-build contractor, is also constructing part of the Cotton Belt Trail, which will run along the Silver Line from DFW Airport to Plano.

Construction crews installed a rail bridge and a pedestrian bridge across the Dallas North Tollway in Addison earlier this year for the rail and trail projects.

DART approved a contract with Archer Western Herzog for design and construction services of the Silver Line and Cotton Belt projects in 2018.