Category Archives: Public Works

Prevent Utility Damage by Calling Before You Dig

There are millions of miles of underground utility lines in the United States.  These buried facilities, including gas, water, sewer, cable TV, high-speed Internet, landline telephone and electric, provide the services Americans depend on dailyEach year, more than 165,000 underground utility lines are unintentionally damaged nationwide and one in three…

Matlock Road Improvements

A portion of one of the city’s major thoroughfares will be slow moving much of this year as it undergoes what city officials describe as a much-needed face-lift. Construction crews are busy expanding Matlock — from Interstate 20 on the north to Bardin on the south — from four to six lanes. Motorists…

Flashing Yellow Turn Signals Debut at Intersections

Motorists will soon notice a new style of left-turn signals sprouting up at various intersections around Arlington. The new signals will flash, in yellow, indicating left-turning traffic must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before turning. These new flashing-yellow-arrow left-turn signals are expected to help prevent crashes at high-traffic…

New Public Works & Transportation Department Director Announced

The City of Arlington announces a new director of the Public Works and Transportation Department. Keith Melton, who has been serving as Interim Director of the department since July 1, 2011, has more than 27 years of public works experience. Melton began his career with the City of Arlington in 1984.…

Nine Month Road Construction Project Begins in South Arlington

The City of Arlington will begin construction on a 42-inch water transmission line this week. The water line construction will run from the intersection of W. Pleasant Ridge Road and Little Road, south on W. Green Oaks Blvd, under I-20, to the intersection of W. Green Oaks Blvd. and Forest Bend…