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Update: Abram St. Project Construction & Lane Closures

Here are the anticipated lane closures and 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.

New or updated information is indicated in bold

Center Street between Abram Street and Front Street

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the middle and right lanes of Center Street will be closed to traffic between Abram and Front Streets. All traffic will be diverted to the left lane. This closure is necessary to allow for the installation of pedestrian safety infrastructure related to the Abram Street Rebuild project. All lanes of traffic are scheduled to be reopened by 5 p.m.

Cooper Street between UTA Boulevard and Main Street

  • The outside lane of northbound Cooper Street will be closed north of UTA Boulevard to Main Street at the end of this week (July 29-Aug. 3) to allow for installation of new water line infrastructure. This closure is expected to last two weeks and will  not affect southbound traffic.

Abram Street between Mary and Collins

  • Installation of a new storm drain and sewer mains will begin in the middle lanes starting Monday, July 16. The middle lanes will be closed. Traffic will switch to the outside lanes.

Abram Street between Cooper and Pecan

  • The westbound side of Abram Street, between Cooper and Pecan streets, will be closed and all traffic will be shifted to the eastbound side at the end of this week (July 29-Aug. 3) to allow for installation of new water line infrastructure. This closure is expected to be in effect through April 2019.

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.
  • The sidewalk on Abram Street between Center and Pecan streets will be temporarily closed starting Wednesday, May 9 through September 2018.  This sidewalk closure is needed due to the ongoing construction activities on the Abram Street Rebuild project for the south City Hall Plaza area and also for pedestrian safety.  Sidewalk detour signs will be installed on Abram Street, Center Street and Mesquite Street to direct pedestrian traffic from Abram Street to the north side of City Hall between the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library and City Hall.
  • The existing metal accessibility ramp access to the south side of City Hall will remain open until the new accessibility ramp on the east side of City Hall is installed.

Abram Street between Oak Street and Cooper Street

  • Beginning Monday, June 4, the outside lanes of Abram Street between Oak and Cooper streets will be reopened. Traffic will be moved to these lanes to allow for work on the insides lanes in this section until further notice.

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.

Abram Street will be open to two-way traffic throughout its two-year redevelopment. Track #myAbram and visit for the latest information about traffic routing and construction milestones. 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.

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Updates provided by the City of Arlington and shared courtesy of DAMC.