Addison has started construction to update lighting and landscaping along Belt Line Road. The project will provide more energy efficient lighting and an improved lighting pattern for Addison's main thoroughfare as well as introduce sustainable landscaping.
The construction will be limited to the median areas on Belt Line Road from the Dallas North Tollway to Marsh Lane.
Throughout the construction phase, the inside lanes (turn lanes and/or those lanes closest to the median) of the east and west bound traffic will experience intermittent closures.
A majority of these lane closures will occur after the early morning and before the evening rush hour traffic.
The Addison City Council approved and awarded the $1.4 million construction contract on April 12 to Groves Electrical Services, Inc. This phase of the project is part of a $48 million capital improvement program approved by Addison voters in February 2000.
The lighting and landscaping improvements are part of the $11 million approved for all Belt Line Streetscape Improvements. It is anticipated that the construction will be completed by early 2012.
The existing roadway lights in the median of Belt Line Road will be replaced with 136 new fixtures on 76 poles. Light poles will be fabricated with a large radius bend to offer a unique look for the corridor. Sixteen of the poles will have a large radius curve over their entire length and will be installed in sets of two (pictured above).
Sustainable landscaping will include shrubs and groundcovers such as Moonbay Nandina and Gulf Muhly Grass.
"We are excited to be making visual and environmental improvements to Addison's main thoroughfare," said Lea Dunn, Deputy City Manager.
"We encourage residents and those who use Belt Line to visit our website for regular construction updates and progress. We will work to minimize any inconvenience and also appreciate everyone's patience during the revitalization project."