“Bond Tracker” Features Abram St. Revitalization
The City of Arlington has launched a regular Bond Tracker segment for MyArlingtonTV to keep residents informed about the progress of construction on dozens of projects that were included in the City’s bond elections. This month’s episode features the two-year Abram Street Rebuild Project in Downtown.
Arlington voters approved funding for the project in 2008. The $26 million project will not only bring much-needed roadway and utilities improvements to Abram between Cooper and Collins streets. It will also add on-street parking, enhanced landscaping, public art and pedestrian amenities that aim to create a more vibrant, welcoming atmosphere for Downtown shoppers, diners and visitors.
The City offers residents an interactive Bond Tracker website, filtered map, updated stories and videos on construction projects, and complete list of the Capital Budget Planning and Project Sequencing for the 2014 Bond Program here. Each project will be updated on the website and the City will post stories, videos and pictures of the progress of those projects.
Weekly Abram St. Construction Updates
Here are the anticipated traffic impacts for the coming weeks on and along Abram Street in Downtown Arlington. Closures and detours are subject to changes due to weather and schedule. In future updates, new information will be indicated in bold.
Abram Street between Pecan and Center
The outside lanes of eastbound and westbound Abram Street between Pecan and Center streets, which is the area between City Hall and the Levitt Pavilion, will be closed to traffic through August 2018.
- Temporary fencing has been installed along the north side of Founders Plaza across from City Hall to protect visitors to the Downtown park and the Levitt Pavilion from construction activities. Pedestrians can enter the park from the east side of Center Street or from the southwest corner of the Pecan and Abram streets intersection.
Abram Street between Weeks Avenue and Jeffries Street
- Starting the week of March 25, the eastbound lanes of Abram Street will be closed between Weeks Avenue and Jeffries Street for the installation of sanitary sewer lines. However, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times during construction, which is set to last through June. This section is west of Collins Street.
Cooper and Abram streets intersection
- Some turn lanes closures are expected for the Cooper and Abram streets intersection starting the week of March 25. Drivers will still be able to make turns, but the existing turn lanes from northbound Cooper Street onto eastbound Abram Street and from eastbound Abram Street onto southbound Cooper Street will be closed. Other work includes the removal of the traffic island at the southeast corner of the intersection and the relocation of the traffic signs. Work on this section is expected to last through May.
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Abram Street Revitalization Project
To stay up-to-date on this project, go to myAbram.com, follow #myAbram on social media, or visit the City of Arlington’s Abram Street Rebuild webpage. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2020.
Updates provided by the City of Arlington and shared courtesy of DAMC.