Category Archives: Public Works

Green Oaks Boulevard Repair Project Wraps Up $2.6 Million Under Budget

After nearly a year of construction, the 2016 Green Oaks Concrete Repair and Resurfacing project is complete and approximately $2.6 million under budget. This project, which is funded by the voter-approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax Fund, consisted of three phases. Phases I and II included the sections of Green Oaks Boulevard between…

May 22-26 Declared Texas Flood Awareness Week

While dangerous floods and flash floods are possible throughout the year, they have a higher frequency during spring and summer thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes.  Intense rainfall or slow-moving storms that track over the same areas can cause a rapid rise of water and flash floods can develop within minutes. Both…

Speed Limit Reductions Coming to Abram Street, Center Street and UTA Boulevard

Beginning soon, drivers in Downtown and east Arlington will notice decreased speed limits along portions of Abram and Center streets and UTA Boulevard. Recent developments in Downtown Arlington and record-setting enrollment at The University of Texas at Arlington have resulted in a dramatically increased number of pedestrians in and around the…

Nearly $8 Million in Residential Street Rebuild Projects Began This Month

Work is underway to rebuild sections of seven residential streets in north and east Arlington as part of the Public Works and Transportation’s 2016 Residential Rebuild project. In addition to smoother roads, residents on the selected streets can look forward to improved water and sanitary sewer line renewals. This project is…

From Parks to Streets, City of Arlington Investing $169 Million in Infrastructure

From replacing bumpy neighborhood streets to building a new recreation center/branch library on the east side of town, the City of Arlington plans to invest more than $169 million in infrastructure over the coming year. The Arlington City Council adopted this year’s $68.8 million capital budget, $84.4 million water utility capital…

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…