Skip to Main Content

City Begins Final Phase of Transformative Downtown Abram Rebuild

The final phase of construction on the transformative Abram Street Project in Downtown Arlington is scheduled to begin Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

During this phase, crews will make improvements to stormwater infrastructure and roadway paving at the intersection of Abram and Cooper Streets. Throughout this phase, two northbound and southbound lanes of Cooper St. will remain open to traffic at all times. However, various lane closures on both streets will be necessary and delays in travel times should be anticipated.

The final months of construction also include completion of the new City Hall South Plaza plus pedestrian walkway enhancements and landscaping improvements along the entire project corridor.

This City of Arlington and Downtown Arlington thank you for your continued patience during this final phase of construction, which is expected to take approximately three months.

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Since the Abram Street Project began in March 2018, significant changes have occurred both above and below ground. Some of the work completed to date includes the following:

  • Relocation and installation of over 77,000 linear feet of conduit/cables for electricity, communication, fiber optic, traffic signals, and irrigation lines.
  • Installation of 57 Americans with Disabilities Act compliant sidewalk ramps.
  • Installation of approximately 33,000 square yards of concrete for roadway, median, and sidewalk paving.
  • Installation of 4,000 linear feet of reinforced concrete pipes for stormwater system improvements.
  • Installation of 6,640 linear feet of water lines and 2,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines.
  • Installation of 2,200 square yards of decorative brick pavers in the roadway and sidewalks.


For More Information

To stay up-to-date on the progress of the Abram Street Rebuild, visit and

Source: January 3, 2020 article by Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation Department, City of Arlington