Category Archives: Public Works

Enter to Win a Composting Startup Kit at Upcoming Backyard Composting Classes

Articles Compost Awareness 04-18-16

In honor of International Compost Awareness Week in May, the City of Arlington Master Composters will be giving away one Composting Startup Kit at their May 7 and May 14 Backyard Composting Classes. Class participants at each location will enter their names for the drawing at the beginning of the class.  A Master…

Section of Overhill Drive to Close Until January for Abram Street Rebuild Project

Articles Traffic Alert 03-01-16

Overhill Drive between East Abram Street and Ruth Street will be closed beginning Friday, April 22 and will remain closed at least through January 2017. This closure is required for the installation of a deep double-box culvert that is included in the 2008 bond-funded Abram Street reconstruction project. This section of Overhill Drive…

Sections of Green Oaks Boulevard, Little Road Scheduled for Repair

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Arlington drivers can soon look forward to smoother ride on Green Oaks Boulevard between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane and between Pleasant Ridge Road to Interstate 20. Construction to repair Green Oaks in those sections is expected to begin June 1 and be complete by December. Little Road from Green Oaks Boulevard to…

City, Mansfield ISD Celebrate Completion of $18 Million Tri-Schools Road Project

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On Friday, Arlington and Mansfield city and school leaders celebrated the completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project in southwest Arlington. The project, part of the 2008 bond program, consists of street, sidewalk, drainage, water and sanitary sewer improvements to Calender, Ledbetter and Russell roads near Carol Holt Elementary…

Arlington Helps Residents Become Master Composters

Articles Master Composters 03-11-16

The annual Master Composter Workshop took place at UTA’s Sweet Center and the adjacent compost area this past weekend. This two-day workshop is free for Arlington residents ($20 for non-residents) and provides attendees with free composting books, a composting thermometer and a zero waste lunch. Class participants receive classroom instruction followed by…

$18 Million Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project Completed Early

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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…

Longtime Public Works Leader Announces Retirement

Articles Public Works 02-08-16

Keith Melton, Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation director since 2011, has announced his retirement. During his 32-year career with the city, Melton played a major role in transportation planning and mobility improvements that benefited not only Arlington but the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Melton’s accomplishments include overseeing the creation and implementation of  Traffic…

Free Bagged Leaf Recycling Drop Off Ends February 21, 2016

Articles Recycling 10-27-14

Arlington residents have two more weekends to take advantage of the city’s free leaf recycling initiative. Through Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free recycling. Arlington Landfill – 800 Mosier Valley Rd. U. T. A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of…

Ask Arlington: Next Phase of Abram Street Rebuild Project

Articles Ask Arlington 05-20-15

“Ask Arlington” is a show dedicated to answering the questions you have about what’s happening in our city. Each week, on the City’s social media pages, we’ll let you know what the topic of the “Ask Arlington” episode will be. All you have to do is post your question and we’ll do…

Residential Rebuild Construction Meeting: January 21, 2016

Articles Public Works 09-01-15

A Construction Briefing Meeting will be open to the public this Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Council Briefing Room (3rd floor, City Hall) from 6-7:30 p. m., to discuss the next phase of the 2014 Residential Rebuild Program. The 2014 Residential Rebuild Program will be implemented in phases and will complete the residential rebuilds funded from the…