New Lane Closures, Construction Announced for Abram Street Rebuild
By Office of Communication
Posted on September 21, 2018, September 21, 2018


After six months of work to relocate underground utilities along Abram Street and pedestrian improvements at Founders Plaza and the Levitt Pavilion, drivers and visitors to Downtown Arlington will begin to see new road closures and major construction beginning on new phases of the project.

Pecan Street, between Abram and Main streets, is closed to through traffic until early November. This closure is necessary to allow for the installation of new sewer lines and improvements to the stormwater drainage system. Visitors to the area can access the parking lot located between Pecan and Oak streets from Oak Street.

With the completion of the new ADA-compliant ramp located at the southeast corner of City Hall and the closure of Pecan Street, the temporary ADA ramp located at the northeast corner of Abram and Pecan streets has been closed. Work to remove the ramp will take place on Sept. 21-22. A pedestrian detour is in place to direct visitors from the parking lot west of City Hall to the north entrance of City Hall.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 24, West Street between Abram and Main streets will be closed to through traffic to allow for the installation of a water line, storm drain line, and electrical conduit across West Street. To minimize the length of the closure, work is scheduled to take place 24 hours a day and be completed by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. Access to businesses located in the closed area will remain available during the closure. Drivers are encouraged to use the detours shown on the map below.


City staff is working closely with the Downtown Arlington Management Corporation and other community stakeholders to communicate lane closures, construction milestones, and other important information. You can stay up-to-date on this project by visiting the Abram Street Rebuild webpage.

To provide drivers with the best experience possible to get around town, the City has partnered with Waze. Drivers can receive real-time traffic information, find optimal routes, avoid road closures, and other helpful traffic information by downloading the free Waze application for iOS or Android at or from the appropriate app store.

The reconstruction of Abram Street, between Cooper and Collins streets, is the final phase of the Abram Street Rebuild approved by Arlington voters in the 2008 Bond Election. Residents can learn more about the projects included in the Nov. 6, 2018 Bond Election by visiting the 2018 Bond Program webpage.

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