Category Archives: Public Works

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,…

On the Clock: Putting Technology to Work with the City’s Data Collection Van

On the Clock is a show that gives residents an inside look at the hard work city employees do every day to make Arlington a better community to live, learn, work and play. The episode, hosted by City Manager Trey Yelverton, gives residents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Public Works &…

$3.1 Million Improvement Project Underway Near Rocky Canyon, North Cooper

The project currently underway along Rocky Canyon Road is being constructed to address drainage issues in the neighborhood generally bounded by Rocky Canyon to the north, North Cooper Street to the east, and Stafford Drive to the south and west. The City of Arlington has received numerous complaints over the…

Texas Live!, New Rangers Ballpark Construction Requires Utilities Relocation

Crews will dig a hole nearly four stories deep this summer in preparation for the Texas Rangers’ new $1 billion retractable roof ballpark. But before they do, a massive sanitary sewer line that runs through the Entertainment District and serves more than one-quarter of the city will need to move. The…

Section of Mayfield Road to be Closed Next Week for Drainage Improvements

A section of Mayfield Road in West Arlington will be temporarily closed during daytime hours next week as part of a project to reduce flooding and improve sidewalks. Mayfield Road will be closed between Viscount Drive and Danbury Drive, which is west of Woodside Drive, between 9 a. m. and 3 p. m.…

Act of Kindness: Republic Services Donates Children’s Bikes to Arlington

More than 20 children in the Arlington community will receive new bicycles for free this summer thanks to the generosity of Republic Services employees. The company, which collects garbage and recycling in the City of Arlington and operates the City’s landfill, donated 21 colorful youth bicycles to the Arlington Police Department…

Internship Experience Leads UTA Graduate to Rewarding City of Arlington Career

Graduating from college can be an exciting but stressful time. On average, making the transition from classroom to a full-fledged member of the workforce takes recent graduates about six months. For some, like Arlington native Dylan Tissue, the path to their first full-time job was much shorter. Within 10 days of…

Work Underway to Improve Section of Ballpark Way in North Arlington

Work is underway to create a smoother ride for drivers and improve sidewalks along a stretch of Ballpark Way in North Arlington. Sections of damaged concrete along Ballpark Way will be replaced between Lamar Boulevard and Ave J north of Interstate 30. Drivers should anticipate various lane closures during the project,…