City Completes Voter-Approved Daniel Drive Rebuild in East Arlington
By Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation
Posted on December 17, 2021, December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article was originally published Dec. 7, 2021. The story was updated Dec. 17, 2021, to include a Your Money in Action episode about the completion of the project.

The Public Works and Transportation Department is pleased to announce that work to rebuild Daniel Drive between Green Hill Drive and Cloudcroft Drive is complete.

Click here to view a map of the project location.

The contractor began work on these roadway and underground infrastructure improvements in January 2021. Projects of this nature are part of a program that targets residential streets throughout the city that have deteriorated beyond general maintenance. In addition to replacing asphalt with 16,450 square yards of concrete for a roadway surface with an expected useful life of 50 years, the following improvements were made:

  • Construction of 3,390 square yards of sidewalks
  • Installation of 13 ADA compliant pedestrian ramps
  • Installation of 1,350 linear feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer infrastructure
  • Installation of 105 linear feet of storm drainage infrastructure
  • Installation of seven storm drain inlets

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, this section of Daniel Drive had a revised OCI rating of 100. This is a 48-point increase from its preconstruction ratings.

 Funding for this project was approved by Arlington voters as part of the $160 million Street Improvements in the 2014 Bond Election. These projects align with the City Council’s priorities to Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods.

 You can learn more about active infrastructure improvement and bond funded projects approved by voters in the 2014 and 2018 Bond Elections by visiting the Bond Tracker web page.

Daniel Drive Rebuild completion

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