Category Archives: Public Works

Mindy Carmichael Named New Public Works and Transportation Director

Articles Public Works Mindy Carmichael 08-02-16

After a national search, the City of Arlington has named Mindy Gowdy Carmichael as its new Public Works and Transportation Director. Carmichael began her career with Arlington nearly 19 years ago as a civil engineer and worked her way through the ranks to become Operations Assistant Director, where her responsibilities included…

Three Ways to Drain Your Swimming Pool Correctly

Articles Pool Drainage 06-24-16

The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division maintains the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or storm drain system. It was designed to divert excess rainwater to the many creeks and streams found in the City of Arlington.  Because this system connects our streets, driveways and other impervious surfaces directly to our…

TPWA Names Arlington’s $3.2 Million Drainage Improvement as Project of the Year

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The Texas Public Works Association named the City of Arlington’s Royce Drive/Chimney Court Drainage Improvements Project as its Project of the Year. Project Manager Amy Cannon, a Stormwater Civil Engineer, received the award June 17 at the 2016 TPWA Annual Conference in McAllen. Six homes in the area had reported flooding due…

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…