Ask Arlington: Abram Street Rebuild Project Underway in Downtown

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city.

Each month, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be.  All you have to do is post your question and we’ll do our best to get it answered during our show.

This week’s show features Keith Brooks, Assistant Director of the City’s Public Works & Transportation Department, to answer your questions about the Abram Street Rebuild Project in Downtown.

The $26 million project will not only bring much-needed roadway and utilities improvements to Abram between Cooper and Collins streets. It will also add on-street parking, enhanced landscaping, public art and pedestrian amenities that aim to create a more vibrant, welcoming atmosphere for Downtown shoppers, diners and visitors.

Improvements will include new water and sanitary sewer lines, paving, drainage, landscaping, streetlights, traffic signals and brick pavers that will create a plaza area in front of City Hall. The project will also include tree plantings, new benches and trash receptacles, and streetscape improvements, such as LED pedestrian lighting.

The City of Arlington, which recently launched the Abram Street Rebuild webpage, will work closely with the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and other community stakeholders to communicate lane closures, construction milestones and other important information.

Additionally, Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the best experience possible to get around town. Drivers can download Waze for free at www.waze.com/get for iOS and Android and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes, avoid road closures and more.

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