Street Tracker: Matlock Road Maintenance Project Creates Smoother Ride

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Street Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to provide transparency and up-to-date information on both current and proposed street maintenance and construction projects throughout The American Dream City.

This month’s episode features the Matlock Road Street Maintenance Project north of Interstate 20, which wrapped up construction in May 2018.

The $544,000, two-month project replaced the worst of the broken concrete panels on the highly-traveled stretch of Matlock Road between I-20 and Mayfield Road. These repairs, funded by the quarter-cent Street Maintenance Sales Tax, are designed to extend the lifespan of the roadway and create a smoother ride for drivers.

Due to aging concrete streets, Public Works and Transportation has placed increased emphasis on repairing failed concrete slabs throughout Arlington. The work is accomplished by utilizing contracts and internal crews. The City had previously made minor repairs in this section of roadway at residents’ request, but conditions required more extensive repairs. Additional concrete panel replacements along Matlock Road are anticipated next budget year.

Street Tracker is part of City Council’s priority of “Enhancing Regional Mobility.” The city is focused on improving our streets and transportation connections within and beyond our borders.

Residents can visit Arlington’s Street Tracker webpage at www.arlingtontx.gov/streettracker. The site features an interactive map, project list, videos, a news feed featuring the latest information on street construction and contact information for residents to report street problems, such as potholes, that they find in Arlington.

The City’s Office of Communication programs MyArlingtonTV. Viewers can find MyArlingtonTV programs on the following cable systems: Spectrum Channel 16 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and streaming capabilities at www.arlington-tx.gov.

You can find a weekly TV schedule for all of MyArlingtonTV’s original programming by clicking here. All episodes are also available on the City’s YouTube channelFacebook page and Twitter account.

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