Bond Tracker: Bowen Road Texas U-Turn for Westbound to Eastbound IH-20

The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections.

This month’s episode features the completion of a collaborative effort with the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to design and construct a Texas U-Turn for westbound to eastbound IH-20 at Bowen Road. This project will help improve air quality by reducing congestion and aligns with the City Council’s priority to enhance regional mobility.

This project, which was approved by Arlington voters as part of the 2014 Bond Election, was funded by the City and administered by TXDOT. Typically, City staff review and approve roadway designs submitted by a consulting engineer and oversee the construction phase of the project. Since this project occurred within TXDOT’s right-of-way, the additional step of submitting the design to the state for review was required.

This ensured the plans were compliance with their standards and requirements. Although TXDOT was responsible for overseeing the construction and inspection of the project, a city engineer was assigned to the project to ensure the interests of the City are represented.

In November 2014, Arlington voters approved a five-year, $236 million dollar bond package. Projects included in the package focus on street improvements, Parks & Recreation, Fire Department facilities and City Libraries.

The City offers residents an interactive Bond Tracker website, filtered map, updated stories and videos on construction projects, and complete list of the Capital Budget Planning and Project Sequencing for the 2014 Bond Program here.

Each project will be updated on the website and the City will post stories, videos and pictures of the progress of those projects.

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