Category Archives: Public Works

Enhanced Landscaping Planned for Southeast Portion of Arlington Landfill

The southeast portion of the Arlington Landfill, visible from Collins Street, will soon undergo a transformation from towering, dirt-covered mounds into a sloped landscaped area featuring flowering trees, bushes and ornamental grasses. Republic Services announced the landscaping plan, which is part of a significant construction project to cap and beautify the…

Flood Mitigation Project Provides Training Opportunity for Fire Department

The City of Arlington is committed to continually improving the quality of life for of Arlington residents. Part of that ongoing process includes the flood mitigation efforts of the Stormwater Floodplain Division of the Public Works and Transportation Department. This division is responsible for managing comprehensive studies to accurately identify…

Downtown Library, City Council Chamber Projects Nearing Completion

After nearly 17 months of construction, two major projects that will transform the face of Downtown Arlington are nearing completion. The $34 million Downtown Library, which sits on land previously used as the public parking lot for City Hall, is on target to complete construction in February. Installation of the furniture,…

Bond Tracker: Residential Rebuild Progressing in East & North Arlington

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 Public Works and Transportation’s 2016 Residential Rebuild project, as work is progressing to rebuild…

2nd Annual ‘Turn Around, Don’t Drown’ Art Contest Now Open

Get out your art supplies, it’s contest time! The Public Works and Transportation Department invites third graders from across the city to help raise public awareness about flood safety through art. The 2nd annual “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which kicks off January 8 and runs through March 31, 2018,…

Construction Briefing Meeting Set Dec. 13 for Park Row Drive Channel Project

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department anticipates starting construction on the Park Row Drive Channel in January 2018. Improvements include reconstructing the drainage channel and renewal of sanitary sewer system. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled from 4:30 p. m. to 6:30 p. m. on December 13, 2017, in the…

$4.2 Million Project Aims to Reduce Neighborhood Flooding along Perkins Road

Public Works and Transportation, in partnership with Water Utilities, has nearly completed a $4.2 million project to reduce neighborhood flooding and improve streets, water mains and sanitary sewer systems along a section of Perkins Road in West Arlington. The Laguna Vista Drainage Improvements project, which began in September 2016, aims to…

Important Tips on Recycling in Arlington in Honor of America Recycles Day

Wednesday, November 15 is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Arlington’s most recent participation rate survey showed that 90 percent of Arlington households actively participate in curbside recycling and divert 23 percent of all residential household waste from the landfill by recycling. Last year, Arlington residents recycled…

Recycle Unwanted Electronics November 4 at Arlington’s Annual Computer Roundup

Arlington residents are invited to recycle their unwanted computers, cell phones and other select electronics for free during Arlington’s annual Computer Roundup on Saturday, November 4. The drop-off event is scheduled from 8 a. m. to noon in the parking lot at the southeast corner of Mitchell and Cooper streets on the…

Arlington’s Traffic Management Project Aims to Reduce Congestion on SH 360 Frontage

The Public Works and Transportation Department continues to pave the way in the use of innovative, smart city technology to improve traffic management within the City of Arlington. State Highway 360 is used by thousands of drivers daily to move through Arlington, but when an incident occurs that causes traffic delays,…