Category Archives: 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,…

FEMA Updates Fish Creek and Cottonwood Creek Flood Insurance Maps

The City of Arlington participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters, and business owners if the community agrees to adopt and enforce regulations that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. From time to time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency…

City to Begin North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair in East Arlington

Construction for the first phase of the North Fork Cottonwood Creek Channel Repair project will soon be underway to address the failing channel that runs adjacent to the L’Atrium on the Creek apartment complex in East Arlington. The main purpose of this $1.4 million project is to replace the existing concrete…

Winners Announced in Inaugural “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Art Contest

The City of Arlington’s Stormwater Management Division would like to congratulate the 2017 “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” Flood Safety Art Contest winners. Grand Prize Winner: Evelyn Nguyen – Ditto Elementary School1st Place: Lochlan Hemminger – Ditto Elementary School2nd Place: Melanie Cardenas – Atherton Elementary School3rd Place: Lily Fratangelo – Ditto Elementary SchoolHonorable…

Drivers Should Expect Lane Closures During Abram, Collins Intersection Rebuild

Anyone who has driven Abram Street between Collins Street and Stadium Drive is well aware of the nearly $16 million construction project currently underway. As part of this project, the intersection of Abram and Collins will soon undergo a complete rebuild.  The intersection will remain open to traffic, but starting…