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Temporary Closures Planned for Abram, Mesquite Streets in Downtown Starting This Week

Drivers in Downtown Arlington should expect a few more detours and road closures in the coming weeks as work continues on the new 101 Center mixed-use development project. Temporary closures of both Mesquite Street and Abram Street near City Hall and the City of Arlington Municipal Office Tower are planned starting on April 20.This will impact employees working in Downtown Arlington as well as visitors to downtown and the City’s Municipal Office Building and City Hall. It will also impact those coming to the City’s Municipal Court for jury duty, court or to pay a fine.The City of Arlington will install Digital Message Signs in downtown to remind drivers about the upcoming closures.Here is more detailed information about each closure and alternative routes to make your drive a little easier.

Mesquite Street

Mesquite Street, from Border Street to Front Street, will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20. This affected section, which runs northbound past the 101 Center project and the Municipal Court building, starts just south of Abram Street and continues north of the train tracks.

Alternate Routes:Drivers can take West Street, Cooper Street or Collins Street as alternative routes through downtown.

Abram Street

All lanes of Abram Street between Center and Mesquite streets will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.

Drivers should also be aware of these Downtown street closures, expected to last from Monday, April 24 through Monday, May 22:

  • Abram Street from Oak Street to Elm Street will be completely closed.
  • Center Street from Front Street to South Street will be completely closed.
  • Mesquite Street from UTA Boulevard/Border Street to Front Street will be completely closed.

Alternate Routes:

Drivers can take Division Street to the north or UTA Boulevard/East Border Street to the south to get around the Abram Street area construction.Click here to see a map of alternative routes.

Municipal Court

Drivers should plan ahead when traveling to the Arlington Municipal Court or other offices within the Municipal Office Tower.

From Cooper: Go east on Abram Street, turn right on West Street, turn left on UTA Boulevard, turn left on Elm Street to Abram.From Collins: Go west on Abram StreetFrom Mesquite south of Abram: Take Mesquite north toward Abram, turn right on Border Street, turn left on Elm Street to AbramFrom Center Street north of Abram: Take Center street south toward Abram, turn right on Division Street, turn left on West Street, turn left on UTA Boulevard, turn left on Elm Street to AbramDirections to the Municipal Office Tower. To learn more about road construction projects in Arlington, please visit the City’s Street Tracker webpageLearn more about the 101 Center Project.

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