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Abram St. Revitalization Project Update: Center Street Lane Closure

Starting Monday, August 26, Center Street between Front and Border streets will be reduced to one lane for paving work as a part of the Abram Street Revitalization project. Work on the intersection is expected to be complete by the end of September.


Closures and detours are subject to changes due to weather and schedule.




Next myAbram Partners Meeting





In partnership with the Downtown Arlington, City of Arlington project managers host regular myAbram Partners meetings open to all Downtown businesses, property owners and BID members. These meetings provide opportunities to share status reports, celebrate completed milestones, and a platform for Q&A. The next myAbram Partners meeting is Thursday, August 29 at 3:00 p.m. at Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar (403 E. Main St, Arlington, TX 76010). 






What is the Abram Street Rebuild Project?


The Abram Street project is one of the largest street rebuilding projects in the City's history. Abram Street is one of the major gateways into The American Dream City, providing access to the Entertainment District, Downtown, the Cultural District, the University of Texas at Arlington and other destinations.


Downtown is the final section of the voter-approved Abram Street Rebuild which started at the Grand Prairie city limits east of SH 360 in July 2014 and has progressed west to Collins Street over the past three and a half years. Construction on the section of Abram St. between Cooper and Collins streets is 50 percent complete and remains on target to be finished next spring.


Looking Ahead


This fall, the contractor is focusing on the reconstruction of Abram Street from Mesquite to Collins streets. During this time, the contractor will also continue to make improvements to the intersections of Abram and Cooper streets and Abram and West streets. The intersection improvements are expected to be completed in December 2019.


In early 2020, during the final months of the project, the contractor will focus on completing the reconstruction of the City Hall South Plaza, pedestrian walkway enhancements, and landscaping improvements.


How do I stay up-to-date with lane closures and other news about the Abram Street Rebuild Project?


Track #myAbram or visit





Getting Around Downtown


Free parking is available throughout Downtown, including in the public lot west of City Hall, in the 101 Center Parking garage, along Front Street, and in the new reverse-angle parking spaces along Abram, Center and Mesquite streets.


Download Waze for free and see real-time traffic, find optimal routes and avoid road closures, or for only $3 take Via Arlington and leave your car at home.


Updates provided by the City of Arlington and shared courtesy of Downtown Arlington