A portion of the Dallas North Tollway between Belt Line Road and Keller Springs Road will close overnight March 23 for construction on Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Silver Line project.

What you need to know

All northbound and southbound lanes will close at 10 p.m. March 23 and will reopen at 5 a.m. March 24, according to a DART news release.

Southbound drivers can exit at the Keller Springs Road ramp, stay on the frontage road and re-enter the tollway at Belt Line Road. Northbound drivers can exit at Belt Line Road, stay on the frontage road and re-enter at Keller Springs Road.

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Key players

DART and the North Texas Tollway Authority agreed to close the tollway overnight to ensure safety for drivers and construction workers, according to the news release. Construction crews from Archer Western Herzog will set beams for a rail bridge and a pedestrian bridge across the tollway.

Additional closures are expected during the spring and early summer. DART will need to set both bridges, and NTTA has additional work to complete on the tollway. In between planned closures, drivers can expect some lane closures at night as crews prepare to set the bridges.

The frontage roads will always remain open, according to the news release.

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NTTA is also slated to close the tollway’s southbound lanes between I-635 and Royal Lane at 10 p.m. March 22. The lanes are expected to reopen at 5 a.m. March 25.

During the closure, construction crews will be making repairs to the Northaven Road bridge after a truck hit it in September. Engineers inspected the bridge and determined it was structurally stable despite the damage.

In order to make repairs, the bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic.

About the project

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.