Getting through the middle of Arlington could be a chore in the near future as the Union Pacific Railroad makes numerous upgrades at major interchanges. The trick will be to know what interchanges are open – and which will not be. A hint: Think Fielder Road (which crosses over the tracks) and West Street (which crosses under the rails).
Read on to make your plans…and avoid some major hassles.
The initial phase of the Union Pacific Rail Renewal Project will force the simultaneous closings of grade crossings between Bowen Road and Mesquite Street beginning January 16, 2013.
As the project moves east toward Dallas, crossings will open as others are closed. The best way to minimize the impact of this project on your commute is to plan ahead. The map features north and south crossings that will remain open through the duration of the rail renewal project, which should be completed in Arlington by January 24.