City Completes Improvements to Hanover Drive, Windermere Drive and Vanderbilt Drive
By Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation
Posted on October 20, 2021, October 20, 2021

After nine months of construction, the Public Works and Transportation Department’s project to improve Hanover Drive between Natches Drive and Windermere Drive and Vanderbilt Drive between Hanover Drive and Allen Avenue is complete.

Click here to view a map of the project location.

 In addition to rebuilding the asphalt roadway with 10,200 square yards of concrete to create a longer lasting and smoother roadway for drivers, other improvements completed include:

  • Constructing 2,500 square yards of sidewalks with ADA compliant pedestrian ramps
  • Improving 1,580 linear feet of storm drain infrastructure
  • Improving 2,950 linear feet of sanitary sewer lines
  • Replacing 140 water meters with new AMI water meters
  • Replacing six streetlights and installation of new streetlights

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. Upon completion of construction, these sections of roadway had a revised OCI rating of 100. This is a 64-point increase for Hanover Drive and a 75-point increase for Vanderbilt Drive from their preconstruction ratings.

This project is part of the City’s program to rebuild residential streets throughout the city that have deteriorated beyond general maintenance and aligns with City Council’s priorities to Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods. In addition to bond funds, the project was partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant. The City of Arlington has received this grant for more than 44 years and uses the funds to improve neighborhood infrastructure, parks, homes, and community services.

You can learn more about projects approved by voters in the 2014 and 2018 Bond Elections and projects currently under construction by visiting the Street Tracker web page. 

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