Drivers See Smoother Commute with Completion of City's Matlock Road Maintenance Project
By Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation
Posted on February 24, 2021, February 24, 2021

Your Money in Action

Does your commute often take you down Matlock Road near Interstate 20? The Public Works and Transportation Department is proud to announce their work to improve your drive by making the roadway smoother and extending the life of this highly traveled corridor is complete.

This maintenance project, which included the north and southbound lanes of Matlock Road between Interstate 20 and Sublett Road removed and replaced over 28,000 square yards of failed concrete panels.

The City uses an annual pavement survey program to inventory the condition of all streets within the city limits. The condition of each street segment is reported as an Overall Condition Index (OCI) Rating between 0-100 based on the “ride” and “distress” of the segment. Roads with a rating lower than 50 are called “red streets” and recommended for inclusion in the department’s Capital Improvement Program. Roads with a rating between 50 and 70 are called “yellow” streets and are included in the City’s Street Maintenance Program. Prior to this project, the OCI rating for this section of Matlock Road was 62. The current average OCI is 80. This project is one of the five types of street maintenance projects funded by the voter-approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax.

With the completion of this major maintenance project, the city’s contractor has moved to north Arlington to address failed panels on Randol Mill Road between SH-360 and Six Flags Drive. Work on this section of roadway is anticipated to be completed this spring.

The City of Arlington has partnered with Waze to give drivers the best experience possible to get around town. Drivers can download Waze for free at www.waze.com/get for iOS and Android and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes, avoid road closures and more.

 

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