An area at the border of Lake Highlands and Richardson is slated to receive several million dollars-worth of transportation infrastructure improvements.

Dallas County commissioners approved a funding agreement Nov. 21 to allow the improvements, which will come along Buckingham Road, South Greenville Avenue, Walnut Street and Abrams Road.

The details

The project will include:
  • 1.4 miles of off-street path improvements from the existing Central Trail at Buckingham Road to the existing sidewalks west of the Dallas College Richland Campus
  • An enhanced Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail crossing for pedestrians and cyclists on Buckingham Road
  • A 12-foot trail with a concrete buffer and drainage improvements along Greenville Avenue
  • Americans with Disabilities Act improvements at the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Buckingham Road
  • A 12-foot trail with a concrete buffer tying into an existing sidewalk near Abrams Road
The cost

The project has several funding sources, according to commissioner documents:A contractor for the project has not yet been selected but must be chosen by December 2025, according to the documents.