As construction continues on Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Silver Line project, more impacts to traffic are expected in Richardson.

According to Archer Western Herzog, the design-build contractor for the Silver Line project, work on the pavement and traffic signal installations along Alma Road between the existing rail track and the entrance to the President George Bush Turnpike began Oct. 11.

What’s happening?

Work is expected to be conducted in four phases through Feb. 12. Each phase is expected to affect traffic on Alma Road in the area:
  • First phase, Oct. 11-Nov. 6: northbound and southbound left lane closures
  • Second phase. Nov. 7-Dec. 8: closure of southbound lanes with one lane of through traffic on the northbound side of the road
  • Third phase, Dec. 11-Feb. 7: closure of northbound lanes with one lane of through traffic on the southbound side of the road
  • Fourth phase, Feb. 9-12: full closure of Alma Road
The background

The $1.8 billion Silver Line commuter train will connect cities such as Richardson and Plano along a 26-mile track to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Service for the train is scheduled to begin as early as late 2025, DART officials.

In Richardson, construction on two stations planned at The University of Texas at Dallas and CityLine as well as a bridge across US 75 remains ongoing.

Connor Pittman contributed to this report.