Welcome to the July 2021 edition of Street Talk, updating you on street and other roadway and infrastructure projects in Garland.
Buckingham Road Railroad Crossing Improvement
The Garland Street Department is working with the Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) to improve the crossing on Buckingham Road, just west of Lavon Drive (SH 78). Construction is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Friday, July 23. The KCS will start the process of replacing the track infrastructure on their rail line where it crosses East Buckingham Road. The entire roadway will be closed until the work is complete. It should be open to traffic after 7 p.m. Sunday, July 25. The businesses between the KCS crossing and North First Street will have limited access during the construction process. A detour around the work zone will be in place during the construction. Please expect traffic delays and plan accordingly.
These projects are classified into one of the following categories: street rehabilitation, street reconstruction, alley rehabilitation or alley reconstruction. This is important to mention because each type of project involves its distinctive process and duration. Here's a table that shows the project types and the approximate time it should take to complete each:
The table above shows estimated durations. Each project is unique and different.
The City of Garlandbond programis financing improvements to multiple streets including sidewalks, alleys, bridges, intersections, signs, traffic flow improvements and other developments. This will help alleviate congestion during your daily commutes.
VisitBuild Garland to see the individual projects involved in this program.
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