TxDOT’s Cooper Street Project Nearly Complete

Articles Cooper Street 09-06-16

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has substantially completed the $5.3 million reconstruction project on Farm-to-Market 157/Cooper Street from Interstate 20 to Mitchell Street.

The 3.8-mile project, which has improved mobility and safety, consisted of the milling and repair of the existing surface, a new asphalt overlay, sidewalks, driveway reconstruction and new traffic signals.  It also included the installation of raised curb medians from Arkansas Lane to Mitchell Street.

TxDOT has previously worked with Arlington to improve the safety of motorists through the installation of raised curb medians.

Medians were installed on a 7-mile portion of  Cooper Street from Arkansas Lane to U.S. 287 in 2008. Wrecks have been substantially reduced since the installation of raised curb medians in that area, TxDOT officials said.