The Tri-Schools Road Project is close to becoming a multi-million dollar project featuring water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, street lighting and street pavement improvements.During this project, crews will improve the following roads: Calender, Curry, Ledbetter and Russell. Ledbetter, Russell and Calendar are narrow, two-lane asphalt roadways with ditch drainage and limited sidewalks, making the area unsafe for children who walk to school. Residents in the area petitioned for the project, which has been developed with community support over the past few years.Each of these streets services three Mansfield ISD public schools Carol Holt Elementary, Cross Timbers and TA Howard Middle School. The drop-off and pick up hours will be staggered to help ease congestion in the area. The three schools in the area generate heavy congestion during morning and afternoon peak hours.In order to alleviate this congestion, crews will widen portions of the roadways and design improvements to key intersections that will enhance traffic flow during peak hours. Additional design considerations include enhanced safety features such as expanded sidewalks, crosswalks and designated lanes for bicyclists.The City of Arlington, Mansfield ISD and Freese and Nichols are co-sponsoring a construction briefing meeting to discuss street improvements taking place in that area. The meeting’s agenda includes a project overview, construction schedule, construction detours and communication efforts.What: Public Meeting: Tri-Schools Street ImprovementsWhen: Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.Where:
Carol Holt Elementary School – Cafetorium
7321 Ledbetter Road
Arlington, TX 76001For more information, visit the Tri-School Street Improvements webpage.