City Celebrates Paving Completion for Transformative Abram Street Rebuild in Downtown
By Nina Sherer, Arlington Public Works and Transportation
Posted on May 05, 2020, May 05, 2020

Abram Street Rebuild

The City of Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation Department is very pleased to announce that after over 100,000 labor hours, the work to transform the Abram Street between Cooper and Collins Streets has reached a major milestone. As of April 2020, all roadway paving between Cooper and Collins Streets, the fourth and final phase of the larger Abram Street Rebuild project, has been completed. Serving as a major corridor through the heart of Arlington, the roadway, drainage and utilities infrastructure improvements completed during this phase support the City’s master plan to revitalize Downtown Arlington.

This project is one of the largest street rebuilding projects in the City of Arlington's history. The final phase of the project, which began construction in March 2018, consisted of converting the 5-lane roadway to a 3-lane undivided roadway with at-grade median pavers for lane delineation. Reducing the roadway allowed for the addition of on-street parking, enhanced parkway landscaping, public art, and pedestrian amenities that aim to create a more vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for downtown residents, shoppers, diners, and visitors.

Although roadway paving is complete, lane closures will be necessary to complete the landscaping and irrigation work along the project limits and to complete the City Hall South Plaza, which will continue through July 2020. In addition to construction at City Hall, work on the Park Place Arlington Mixed-Use Development’s buildings, located at 200 East Abram Street and 325 South Mesquite Street, is still ongoing. Drivers should anticipate lane closures and construction activity on streets surrounding the development through July 2020.

Enhance Regional Mobility, Downtown Arlington, Abram Street
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