4 ongoing Richardson transportation projects in April and May

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There are several roadway projects currently under construction in Richardson. (Courtesy Fotolia)

There are several roadway projects currently under construction in Richardson. (Courtesy Fotolia)


Ongoing projects


1. Franchise utility work at Spring Valley and Sherman

Telecommunications work and underground cable installation may close the right lane of westbound Spring Valley Road for 500 feet on both sides of Sherman Street as well as the right lane of eastbound Spring Valley between Sherman and Lingco Drive. This project is not being performed by the city, as it is managed by Spectrum-Charter after a right-of-way permit was obtained from Richardson.
Timeline: late May completion

Cost: unavailable since privately funded

Funding source: Spectrum-Charter

2. Arapaho Road lane closure

The outside lane of eastbound Arapaho Road east of Custer Road, between the Richardson Library entrance drive and the Civic Center fountain plaza area, may be closed to traffic at all times as a gas main is removed and relocated. This work is not being performed by the city and is managed by Atmos Energy after a right-of-way permit was obtained from Richardson.

Timeline: late May completion

Cost: unavailable since privately funded

Funding source: Atmos Energy

3. DART CityLine/Bush demolition work

Routh West Drive between Pipeline Drive and West Cityline Drive, just west of the Cityline/Bush DART station, will be closed to traffic beginning April 21 and detoured to West Routh Creek Parkway at all times due to demolition work taking place to make room for the DART Silver Line and the construction of a new station.

Timeline: April 2021-2023

Cost: $1.26 million

Funding source: U.S. Department of Transportation

4. Lookout/Jupiter intersection project

The right lane of eastbound Lookout Drive between Jupiter Road and North Spring Drive, and the right lane of southbound Jupiter between Red Oak Lane and Lookout Drive, may be closed to traffic from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. due to fiber-optic work for the Richardson Lookout Lift Station Project. The work is expected to be complete in late April.

Timeline: late April completion

Cost: unknown

Funding source: unknown
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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