Category Archives: Traffic Update

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Road Detours Scheduled for Tri-Schools Area

As part of the Tri-Schools Street Improvement Project currently underway in south Arlington, a one-way counter clock wise traffic detour is scheduled to begin Saturday August 16, 2014. This will likely impact traffic in the area. Click here to review the detour map. According to the Public Works & Transportation department, Ledbetter Road will be southbound only from Curry Road to Russell Road.  Russell Road will be eastbound only from Ledbetter Road to Calender Road. Calender Road will be northbound only from Russell Road to Harris Road. The detour circulation route is northbound on Calender Road from Harris Road to Read more…

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Arlington Has Smooth Traffic Plan for New Charter Schools

The City of Arlington’s Public Works & Transportation Department is working to create a smooth traffic plan around two new charter schools on Bowen Road in southwest Arlington, enabling drivers to get in and out of the area safely. Arlington Classics Academy (ACA) is scheduled to open Tuesday, August 12 with a projected attendance of 800 students. International Leadership of Texas (ILT) middle school is scheduled to open August 21 with 1200 students. Drivers are encouraged to remain patient and attentive when driving through the school zones. So what is being done to help mitigate any potential traffic issues? ACA and ILT are educating Read more…

Public Meeting: Tri-Schools Road Project

    The Tri-Schools Road Project is close to becoming a multi-million dollar project featuring water, sanitary sewer, storm water drainage, street lighting and street pavement improvements. During this project, crews will improve the following roads: Calender, Curry, Ledbetter and Russell. Ledbetter, Russell and Calendar are narrow, two-lane asphalt roadways with ditch drainage and limited sidewalks, making the area unsafe for children who walk to school. Residents in the area petitioned for the project, which has been developed with community support over the past few years. Each of these streets services three Mansfield ISD public schools Carol Holt Elementary, Cross Read more…

Water Main Break Repair Impacts South Bowen Road Traffic

Water Utilities crews are making progress on the 16-inch water main break repair currently underway near the intersection of Bowen Road and West Pleasant Ridge in Arlington. Crews are conducting density tests for compaction and moisture as they complete the backfill process. This compaction is taking longer than previous repairs of breaks. While this is taking place, the plan is to begin removing the detour to Cooper Street and open one lane south and one lane north on Bowen Road to allow traffic. The City’s traffic barricade contractor will continue this traffic control  until 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Crews will continue Read more…

Public Meeting on Abram Street Project Draws a Crowd

Arlington residents and business owners attended a public meeting Tuesday night at the Arlington Convention Center to learn more about the City of Arlington’s options for the proposed plans to rebuild and enhance Abram Street — from Cooper Street to Collins Street. The purpose of the public meeting was to present background information and design concept alternatives, and to receive public comments and input. Click here to view the presentation. For more information, visit the Abram Street Corridor Project website.  

Abram Street SH 360 Construction Briefing Meeting is June 3

The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation anticipates starting construction on Abram Street between SH360 and the east City Limits (Great Southwest Parkway) in July 2014.  Improvements include rebuilding the street to a concrete 6 lane divided thoroughfare with median landscaping, streetlights, sidewalks, storm drainage, and water and sanitary sewer renewals. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Council Briefing Room located on the 3rd Floor, City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, 76010. This is a come and go meeting. The purpose of this Read more…

Two Construction Projects Underway to Improve Drainage

Two construction projects are underway in the City of Arlington to improve drainage in different neighborhoods. These projects will also affect daily traffic. Arbrook-Melear Drainage Project to Cause Road Closure Due to the construction of the Arbrook-Melear Drainage Project, Arbrook Blvd. from Bowen Road to Melear Drive will be closed to through traffic. Construction will continue Tuesday, January 21 through Friday, March 21. Homeowners will still have access to their homes. Roads just west of Glenbrook Drive will be completely closed as crews perform the construction work. Crews will excavate the roadway, remove the existing culvert and install three new culverts. Read more…

Water Line Leak to Cause Traffic Backup For Arlington Drivers

Road udpate 12/27/13 at 2:00 p.m. – All lanes on W. Green Oaks have reopened. Water utilities crews in the City of Arlington are working to repair a 42” leaking water line in the median of W. Green Oaks, just south of Arkansas Lane. Workers have excavated to expose the pipe and are preparing to make repairs at this time. During the excavation, the soil under the pavement sloughed off and has now compromised the structural integrity of the pavement. A resident reported a slow leak Friday afternoon and it was immediately investigated by the City. The pipe is in the median Read more…

Higher Penalties for Traffic-Related Violations

Starting this fall, penalties will substantially increase for Arlington drivers who do not stop for school buses or who fail to provide proper safety restraints for young children. Fines for those who don’t stop for a school bus nearly doubled from $400 to almost $900. The penalty for those ticketed with driving with unrestrained children under the age of 8 and not taller than four feet nine inches tall also increased from $124 to $199. Harsher penalties for not stopping for loading and unloading school buses are among several new statewide changes that were passed in the most recent legislative Read more…

Lovers Lane & Lackland Street Construction Briefing Meeting is October 2

The City of Arlington’s Department of Public Works and Transportation anticipates starting construction on Lovers Lane between Collins Street to Wynn Terrance and on Lackland Street between Park Row Drive to Daniel Drive in October 2013. Improvements include rebuilding the streets as concrete street, sidewalks, and water and sanitary sewer renewals. A construction briefing meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2, 2013, from 6:00 p.m. to 7;00 p.m. in the Council Briefing Room located on the 3rd Floor, City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, 76010. This is a come and go meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to Read more…