Category Archives: Public Works

When Caring for Lawns and Gardens, Help Keep Our Local Waterways Clean and Healthy

It’s springtime and many residents are beginning to work in their yards and gardens. Therefore it’s time to remind our residents that common landscape practices and the overuse of pesticides and fertilizers can harm our local waterways.  As spring rains flow over yards and impervious surfaces like driveways, streets, roofs and…

Arlington Exploring Innovative Transportation Technology

Love that feeling when you catch more than one green light in a row? The City of Arlington is exploring innovative transportation technology that would allow drivers to experience that thrill more often while also helping to keep streets safer and less congested. As part of its Smart Cities initiative, the…

Nearly $22 Million Residential Street Rebuild Program Targets 33 Aging Roads

Sections of 33 aging streets in Arlington are being rebuilt as part of the 2014 Residential Rebuild project. In order to rebuild the greatest amount of roads in the shortest time possible, this $21.7 million dollar project has been split into four phases. Each phase includes rebuilding the streets with concrete…

Center Street Bridge Over I-20 Opens Friday

Nearly three years after construction began, the new $11 million Center Street bridge over Interstate 20 opened to drivers Friday afternoon. The bridge, paid for by the City of Arlington and built by the Texas Department of Transportation, extends Center Street south of Highlander Boulevard, over the interstate and south to…

New ‘Flood Safety’ Art Contest Announced for Arlington 3rd Graders

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 inaugural “Turn Around Don’t Drown” art contest, which runs through April 28, 2017, is part of the City’s outreach…

Arlington Celebrates National Engineers Week

If you’ve driven on an Arlington street, walked inside a brand new grocery store or flushed your toilet lately, you can bet a City of Arlington engineer helped make it happen. Engineers provide numerous services to residents, from designing safe roadways to ensuring reliable transport of water, wastewater and storm…

Work Begins to Rebuild Aging Residential Streets in East Arlington Neighborhood

A $4.8 million project is under way to rebuild decades-old streets in a section of east Arlington. The 2015 Residential Street Rebuild Phase II project targets six deteriorating streets in an area bordered by Park Drive to the north, Sherry Street to the east, Pioneer Parkway to the south and Daniel…

Public Works Crews Respond to Flooded Roads, Downed Streets Lights During Torrential Rains

Earlier this month, light snow and ice kept Public Works and Transportation Field Operation crews busy as they sanded more than 70 locations across Arlington to keep motorists safe. But it wasn’t wintry weather that had the crews back in action this weekend.  Sunday night’s severe storm event brought torrential rain, which…

Public Works Crews Sanded 71 Locations to Keep Drivers Safe During Friday’s Icy Weather

Early planning and preparation by the Public Works Field Operations staff last week made traveling Arlington roads safer for drivers during Friday’s arctic blast. Despite the minimal chance of ice forming on roadways per the early weather forecasts, Public Works staff began making preparations early in the week in case the…