City Finishes Road Improvements on Arkansas Lane Near Lake Arlington
By Nina Sherer, Arlington Public Works and Transportation
Posted on November 15, 2019, November 15, 2019

Editor's note: This article was originally published Sept. 16, 2019 and updated Nov, 15, 2019 to include an updated construction timeline and video of the new road. 

Does your commute take you down Arkansas Lane near Lake Arlington? If so, you've probably noticed some big upgrades. Crews have now finished repairs to make your drive smoother and extend the useful life of this roadway. The work began in October 2019 and was completed the same month. 

The work to replace failed sections of concrete panels between Green Oaks Boulevard and Bay Lakes Court was one of the five street maintenance programs funded by the voter approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax.

Click here to learn more about the City’s Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program.

The panel replacement program specifically targets major thoroughfares and collector streets. Since October of 2018, more than 51,000 square yards of panels have been replaced throughout the City. Recently completed locations include:

• East and Westbound Mayfield Road between Cooper and Collins Streets

• Eastbound Sublett Road from Coping Lane to Aires Drive

• Westbound Sublett Road from Ivy Glen Drive to Tennessee Trail

• North and southbound New York Avenue from IH20 to Mayfield Road

• Tads Lane between Beach Lane and Creek Bank Drive

• Eastbound Pleasant Ridge Road between Green Oaks Boulevard and Oldfield Drive

• 4800 block of northbound South Collins Street

In addition to the work on Arkansas Lane, crews are also working to replace concrete panels on east and westbound Southeast Green Oaks Boulevard between Waterview Drive and Shorewood Drive.

The City uses an annual pavement survey program to inventory the condition of all streets within the city limits. The condition of each street segment is reported as an Overall Condition Index (OCI) Rating between 0-100 based on the “ride” and “distress” of the segment. Roads with a rating lower than 50 are called “red streets” and recommended for inclusion in the department’s Capital Improvement Program. Roads with a rating between 50 and 70 are called “yellow” streets and are included in the City’s Street Maintenance Program. Prior to construction, this section of Arkansas Lane had an average OCI rating of 60 but will increase to 100 now that construction is complete.

Click here to view the 2019 Street Condition map.

Residents can learn more about roadway, drainage, and water projects currently under construction throughout Arlington using the City’s interactive Street Tracker map. This tool integrates live data so that up-to-date project information is always available.

Crews will be working through October on repairs that will make your drive smoother and extend the useful life of this roadway.

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