Thursday, August 5, 2021

TEXRail Regular Schedule Starts January 10

After several weeks of testing, TEXRail will start its regular operation schedule, including Quiet Zones (no train horns), starting January 10.

The 27-mile commuter rail line will connect Fort Worth to Grapevine with service to DFW Airport.  The line runs seven days a week for roughly 21 hours a day, with the trains reaching top speeds of 70 miles per hour. The route, which skirts Southlake at the SH 26 intersections of Brumlow Avenue and Kimball Avenue, will start service with at least 42 trains a day.

“With that many trains running through the area daily, and the likelihood of more in the future, drivers need to be aware of the potential impact the trains will have at these intersections, particularly at Brumlow Avenue and Ira E. Woods Avenue,” said Assistant Police Chief Ashleigh Casey. “Speeding drivers are still an issue on Brumlow, so we are asking people to slow down and be aware that the train crossing will be in use a lot more than it has been in the past.”

To learn more about TEXRail and to contact their offices, visit https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/.

Southlake TEXRail crossings to be Quiet Zones

With the new TEXRail project almost complete, there has been an increase in train noise as the system is being tested. The train horn is loud, we hear it too! The good news is Quiet Zones will soon be in place in Southlake.

The City of Grapevine has filed the Notice of Establishment to create Quiet Zones along the rail line. Southlake has two rail crossings included in the request: SH 26 at Brumlow Avenue and SH 26 at Kimball Avenue.

The 27-mile commuter rail line will connect Fort Worth to Grapevine and into DFW Airport and is expected to begin full operation on January 5, 2019. In preparation for full-service, TEXRail noise has been louder than normal during mandated Federal Railroad Administration testing. This safety testing is required to take place day and night. Part of the testing process requires the trains to blow their horns as they pass through intersections, and is what residents have recently been hearing. Once TEXRail is in full service the Quiet Zones will be established; horns should only be used if there is a safety concern.

“We’ve been told there are still a few more improvements to be made at the Brumlow intersection, but once they are done, the extra loud testing should stop,” said Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker. “We know it’s very loud and that horns have been sounding at all hours day and night, but we’re hopeful once the quiet zone is established and the extra testing stops it will get better.”

To learn more about the TEXRail project or to contact TEXRail, visit https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/.

Brumlow Lane Closures Coming October 6 and 7

TEXRail construction teams will be closing the northbound lanes of Brumlow Avenue at the intersection of SH 26 on October 6 and 7. This will be a daily closure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow crews to install signal detection within the pavement.

Motorists should try and avoid the area if possible during the closures. To get more construction updates about the project, visit the TEXRail Construction website at: https://ridetrinitymetro.org/texrail/status/construction-updates/

More Road Closures on Brumlow Avenue Starting Saturday, August 18

UPDATE 8/14/2018 – Due to the rainy weather, the scheduled closing of the TexRail crossing on Brumlow Avenue is now planned for 8/18/2018 weather permitting.

Drivers should try and avoid Brumlow Avenue during the day Saturday, August 18. TexRail has advised the City of full northbound lane closures for concrete sealing and striping operations. The closure is expected to take place from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The southbound lanes will remain open during this operation.

On Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 (new dates) there will be alternating closures of the southbound lanes for same operations however through traffic will be maintained.

Visit the TEXRail Construction website for any updates: http://www.texrail.com/status/construction-updates/

Aug 11 Brumlow Closure

Brumlow Avenue to Close Again, Friday, July 6

Tomorrow morning, July 6, TexRail’s construction team will be reimplementing the FULL closure of Brumlow Avenue for the installation of the rail crossing, utility and paving improvements near the intersection of SH 26. TexRail’s team anticipates this closure to last through July 21 at this time.

Map of Brumlow Road Closure

TEXRail Construction: Brumlow Avenue to Close Week of June 25

TexRail’s construction team has informed City staff that they intend to implement a full closure of Brumlow Avenue starting the week of June 25 for installation of the rail crossing, utility and paving improvements near the intersection of SH 26.

The closure is scheduled to last all of next week and reopened on June 30 in advance of the Fourth of July holiday. The construction team anticipates reimplementing the full closure on July 6 and is planned to remain closed through July 18.

Brumlow Avenue Road Closure Map

Lane Closures on Brumlow Avenue Starting Week of June 11

TEXRail has announced lane closures on Brumlow Avenue starting the week of June 11, 2018 in preparation for the installation of the rail crossing, utility and paving improvements near the intersection of SH 26.

These Phase 1 lane closures include the northbound left land and southbound double left lane closures on Brumlow, as well as a single left turn lane closure on SH 26. See the map below for more details.

Brumlow Map for MSN

Two-way traffic will be maintained during Phase 1, which is expected to last through June 25, 2018. More information about Phase 2 will be shared as it nears. Phase 2 will require a complete closure of Blumlow Ave. for approximately three weeks.

Visit the TEXRail Construction website for any updates: http://www.texrail.com/status/construction-updates/

TEXRail Announces SH 114 Night Lane Closures This Week

TEXRail has announced eastbound SH114 lane closures east of Texan Tail and just prior to the DFW Airport exit for April 2- 6.

The two eastbound right lanes will be closed April 2 -4, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

The two eastbound left lanes will be closed April 5-6, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Also coming soon:

SH 114 eastbound, two right lanes closed, April 9 – 10, from 9 p.m. – 5 a.m.

Sh 114 eastbound Connector Ramp full closure, April 11 – 14, from 9 p.m. – 5. a.m.

For any updates visit the TEXRail construction update website:  http://www.texrail.com/status/construction-updates/

Eastbound SH 114 Closed Evening of 3/10 East of Texan Trail

This weekend, work on the TEXRail project will close SH 114 eastbound lanes east of Texan Trail beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, 3/10, reopening at 5 a.m. Sunday, 3/11.

The closure allows for construction to continue on the new TEXRail train bridge from Grapevine into Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. During that time, concrete beams will be placed on the new pillars for the bridge.

This is the first closure needed for installing beams and constructing the 1,400-foot-long bridge over the next couple months. The new bridge will have one track for TEXRail and is being built with the ability for a second set of tracks to be installed.

Additionally, the eastbound Highway 114 connector ramp east of Texan Trail will be closed between 8 p.m. Monday, March 12, and 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.

Detours will be:

  • From Highway 121 northbound – vehicles will be directed to exit at the Main Street / Texan Trail exit. Vehicles will continue down the frontage road past Texan Trail and will be able to enter Highway 114 again prior to International Parkway.
  • From Highway 114 southbound – vehicles will be directed to exit at the Texan Trail exit. Vehicles will continue down the frontage road past Texan Trail and will be able to enter Highway 114 again prior to International Parkway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The preceding information was provided to the City of Southlake by the TEXRail.  For more information about TEXRail please visit TEXRail.com