Category Archives: Traffic Update

UP Rail Crossing Openings Announced for Tuesday

Drivers will get a reprieve Tuesday morning as many of the rail crossings will begin to open. Cooper Street, N. Center Street and Mesquite are now open. Collins Street is scheduled to open later in the day. Stadium Drive East is scheduled to open Wednesday. Davis Drive is closed and Great Southwest Parkway is expected…

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Announced for Monday

Motorists traveling Great Southwest Parkway will have to find an alternate route Monday morning due to the at-grade crossing’s early closure.  A total of six rail crossings are now closed. Great Southwest Parkway is expected to remain closed until February 3. The UPRR advises the rail crossing closures at Cooper St., N. Center…

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Times Announced for Saturday

If your weekend commute involves Collins Street or Stadium Drive in central Arlington, make sure to map your route ahead of time. The UPRR advises the rail crossing at Collins Street will close Saturday morning at 5:00 a. m. and Stadium Drive East is scheduled to close by 10:00 a. m. Drivers should make plans…

Downtown Businesses Remain Open During Rail Renewal Project

The Union Pacific track renewal train will force rail crossing closures and traffic detours, but businesses in downtown Arlington will keep their doors open through it all. There are more than 760 businesses in the downtown Arlington area, ranging from automobile dealers to restaurants. Most  plan to maintain normal business hours. Barricades to…

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closure Times Announced for Friday

If your morning commute includes Cooper Street in central Arlington, make other plans for Friday. The UPRR advises the rail crossing at Cooper St. will close Friday morning at  6:30 a. m. Drivers will need to make plans for an alternate route and expect delays. The Center Street rail crossing is scheduled to…

UPRR Track Renewal Update: Thursday, January 17

According to Union Pacific, the Bowen Road rail crossing will close today (January 17) around 7:30 a. m. and will open later in the day. The Davis Drive crossing is anticipated to close around noon and is expected to remain closed through Monday, January 21. Follow the City of Arlington on Twitter @CityOfArlington  #TrackRenewal…

Avoid Gridlock… Plan Your Alternate Route Today

With only one day left to plan your alternate route in Arlington, city leaders have a few suggestions to make your commute a smooth one. Keith Melton, Director of Public Works and Transportation, is recommending several alternate routes for drivers to consider during the Union Pacific Track Renewal Project.“Available detour routes…

Rail Project Changes Announced at Public Meeting

Arlington drivers will have an additional rail crossing for use during the the Union Pacific Rail Renewal track project.  On Thursday, January 17 Bowen Road will close for a few hours instead of a few days.“Union Pacific heard our concerns. Arlington is a bit unique because we have so many crossings…