All posts by Susan Schrock

Eastbound Lane Temporarily Closed for I-30/SH 360 Interchange Project

New lane closures have been announced as part of the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project. From today to Tuesday, March 22, the eastbound Interstate 30 right lane and shoulder will be closed between Ballpark Way and SH 360 as crews place a concrete safety barrier. Closures are in effect from 9 a. m.…

Upgrades Underway at John Kubala Water Treatment Plant

The John Kubala Water Treatment Plant will be temporarily offline for the next few weeks during the installation of a new ozone generator, which is designed to help Arlington continue providing its customers with high-quality, great-tasting drinking water. The Pierce Burch Water Treatment Plant will serve all Arlington customers during the…

Julia Burgen Park Construction Set to Start Next Month

Featuring a shaded playground and a concrete hike and bike trail along Johnson Creek, the long-anticipated Julia Burgen Park in central Arlington is set to open next spring. Construction of the Phase I park improvements are expected to begin next month.  The 66-acre linear park, which could open as soon as next…

Fitch Awards City of Arlington Highest Possible Rating For 2nd Year

The City of Arlington received high marks for its financial strength in February following a review by the three major credit rating agencies. For the second year in a row, Fitch awarded the City’s General Obligation debt with the highest possible rating: AAA. In its rating report, Fitch praised the long-term planning…

Main Street Antique Junk Fest Set For March 19

Love antique furniture, hand-crafted  jewelry and one-of-a-kind home décor? You’ll find all of that and more on Saturday, March 19 at the Main Street Antique Junk Fest in downtown Arlington. The outdoor flea market-style event, which will feature about a dozen vendors with antique, vintage, vintage-inspired or handmade wares, is scheduled…

Three New Sculptures Enhance Arlington’s Entertainment District

Visitors to Arlington’s Entertainment District have even more public art to enjoy with the addition of three new sculptures in Richard Greene Linear Park. Nine sculptures total are now on display along Johnson Creek between AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington, with plans to add another one in the…

$18 Million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project Completed Early

The $18 million Tri-schools road project in southwest Arlington is expected to be substantially complete by April, about five months earlier than scheduled. It’s another example of dreams getting done in the American Dream City. Although some minor work still remains to be done, all sections of Ledbetter Road, Calender Road and Russell…

TxDOT: Cooper Street Improvements Set For Summer Completion

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) assures drivers it’s on track to complete Cooper Street improvements in Arlington by this summer. Crews are working to finish the raised curb medians between Interstate 20 and Mitchell Street near the University of Texas at Arlington by the end of spring, said Val Lopez,…

GM, Arlington Commons Named Finalists in ‘Best Real Estate Deals’ List

Two Arlington businesses were named finalists Friday in the Dallas Business Journal’s Best Real Estate Deals of 2015. General Motors Arlington Assembly Plant, which announced a $1.4 billion investment last year, was the sole finalist for the Community Impact Deal honor. Arlington Commons was one of two finalists named for the Suburban…

City Names John M. Dugan Community Development & Planning Director

The City of Arlington has named John M. Dugan its new Community Development and Planning Director. Dugan comes to Arlington from San Antonio, where he has directed long-range planning, community development and redevelopment, downtown planning, urban design, federal grants administration and other responsibilities since 2012. The seasoned professional planner has more than…