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Abram Street Rebuilding :: Cooper To Collins

Typical Sections of Abram Street between College Street and Vinson Street

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Typical sections of Abram Street from Cooper Street to College Street and Vinson Street to Collins Street

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The City of Arlington is finishing up design plans to reconstruct Abram Street from Cooper Street to Collins Street. The plan calls for a 3-lane undivided concrete roadway from College Street to Vinson Street.  From Cooper Street to College Street, Abram Street will be constructed as a 4-lane roadway with 2-lanes of through traffic in each direction and 2-dedicated turn lanes at the Cooper Street intersection.  From Vinson Street to Collins Street, Abram Street will be constructed as a 4-lane roadway with 2-lanes of through traffic in each direction and 3-dedicated turn lanes at the Collins Street intersection.  Dedicated right-turn lanes are also proposed for the Abram Street intersections at Center Street and at Mesquite Street.

Click on the Proposed Roadway Layout to view a map of the proposed improvements.  The improvements include water and sanitary sewer renewals, streetlights, sidewalks, underground drainage, landscaping, power source for tree lighting and special events, architectural features, and on-street parking.

The project remains on schedule. Right-of-way negotiations have begun with affected property owners. These agreements are expected to be reached in the spring of 2017. Franchise utility companies are working to determine what relocations will be necessary to install the new roadway. Relocation efforts by these companies are scheduled to begin early 2017 and conclude in the fall of 2017. Construction phase of the project is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017. We anticipate the contractor will begin work in 2018 and complete the improvements at the end of 2019

We realize that construction is a major inconvenience.  We request and appreciate your patience and cooperation during these inconveniences, detours, and delays as these needed infrastructure improvements are constructed.

If you have questions about the project, please contact Andrea Ruales, P.E. with the Department of Public Works and Transportation at 817-459-6368 or at