Why can’t they complete this work with lane closures?

While TEXRail is able to do paving and other improvements with lane closures, replacement of the train track itself necessitates a full closure of the roadway for 3 to 4 days. The full road closure allows contractors to remove the existing track, prepare the track bed and install a continuous span of track across the roadway to ensure the safety and integrity of the track. If they were to install track on one part of the roadway and then another part with welds in the middle, there is a potential for the weld to fail over time due to constant vibrations from vehicles using the crossing.

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1. Why is TEXRail work closing roadways in NRH?
2. Why can’t they complete this work with lane closures?
3. Why does the new crossing seem rough when I drive over it?
4. Where will the NRH stations be located and how many parking spaces will they have?
5. When will service begin and how many trips will be offered daily?
6. What are the benefits of TEXRail for NRH?
7. What is being done to limit noise and pollution?
8. What is a quiet zone? Will we have quiet zones in NRH?
9. Will my taxes go up to pay for this service?
10. If my home is near the rail line, will this affect my property values?
11. How will TEXRail service impact traffic at crossings in NRH?
12. What type of development is planned around the NRH stations?
13. Won’t the rail stations and surrounding developments bring more people to NRH and thus more traffic?
14. Should we be worried about an increase in crime at and around the rail stations?
15. Some say TEXRail won’t improve traffic congestion. Is this true?
16. How will TEXRail benefit the local economy?
17. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to build more roads?
18. When did planning for TEXRail begin and when were the NRH stations approved?
19. I have additional questions. Where can I get more information?