A number of projects are currently underway and will continue throughout 2023 in the Richardson area as part of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Silver Line project.

The Silver Line is a $1.89 billion commuter rail line being built by DART that will connect travelers from Richardson and Plano 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 currently scheduled to be complete by late 2024.

DART held a Richardson community meeting for the Silver Line project on Jan. 24 at The University of Texas at Dallas. DART and design-build contractor Archer Western Herzog were on hand to outline the latest designs for the project and construction developments as well as answer questions, according to the event’s description.

US 75 bridge

A bridge to carry the Silver Line train over US 75 has been under construction since last year. According to DART officials, construction of the bridge foundations and substructure, including columns, will continue in 2023. Richardson residents should expect additional construction traffic daily, according to officials. No additional detours are expected in the area. DART officials said an exact completion date for the bridge was not yet available.

UT Dallas Station

Wall construction at the UT Dallas Station, located just north of campus, is underway and expected to run until at least late January. DART officials said community members should anticipate an increase in construction noise and increased construction traffic in the area. The station is located near the Northside at UT Dallas development. The station is scheduled to open in late 2024, per officials.

Custer Parkway

Construction for rail crossings at Custer Parkway is underway in Richardson. The northbound lanes of Custer Parkway will be closed, with both directions of traffic traveling via a traffic shift in the southbound lanes. These activities will continue until at least late January.

CityLine/Bush Station

Construction on the CityLine/Bush Station continues, including the installation of structural steel columns for the station canopies and platform slab. Any work that impacts streets or alleys will be communicated to the community once an approved traffic control permit is granted by Richardson officials. The station is scheduled to open in late 2024, according to DART officials.