Neighborhood Network News: August 10, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on August 10, 2022, August 10, 2022

Take a first look at Arlington’s proposed FY2023 operating budget, learn how your neighborhood can apply for an improvement project grant, view plans to rebuild part of Randol Mill Road and learn about upcoming road closures on SH360 in this week’s Neighborhood Network News.

Arlington City Council Takes First Look at Proposed $595 Million FY23 Operating Budget

The proposed $595 million Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget includes a recommendation for one of the largest property tax rate reductions in the city’s history and increases for residents’ water rate, the garbage collection rate and stormwater fee. Proposals for next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, include investments in public safety, city streets, buildings and other public infrastructure, and support for Arlington’s award-winning parks and recreation amenities. This includes new playgrounds, smoother parking lots for park patrons and money to make sure parks services are equitably accessible for residents. Learn more about the proposed FY2023 Operating Budget.

$150,000 Available Through Arlington's 2023 Neighborhood Matching Grant Program

The City of Arlington is pleased to announce another Neighborhood Matching Grant call for projects. Through this year’s program, $150,000 is available to fund improvement projects that will beautify and enhance the public spaces and strengthen neighborhoods throughout The American Dream City.

Neighborhoods can apply for up to $25,000 for their projects, which could include public art, beautification, landscaping, entrance signs, sidewalks, traffic calming or other neighborhood capacity building improvements. Applications are due by Friday, Nov. 4. Learn more and apply.

City Plans to Rebuild and Widen Section of Randol Mill Road, Make Pedestrian Improvements with Help of Tarrant County Bond Funds

With the help of voter-approved Tarrant County bond funds, plans are underway to rebuild and widen an aging section of Randol Mill Road. The Arlington City Council approved an engineering services contract to design improvements for the heavily traveled section of Randol Mill Road between Cooper Street and Collins Street.

As part of the 2021 Tarrant County Transportation Bond Program, voters approved funding for 50% of the City’s project cost, or up to $17,019,500. The City is expected to include a request for the remainder of the necessary funding in a bond package that could be presented to Arlington voters in November 2023. Once all funding is secured, Arlington will expand and rebuild the four-lane asphalt road to a six-lane concrete road as proposed in the City’s throughfare development plan. The project will also include constructing sidewalks and ADA-compliant curb ramps, making intersection improvements, adding streetlights and traffic signals, addressing drainage issues, and renewing water and sanitary sewer infrastructure. Learn more about the project.

Traffic Alert: SH 360 Northbound Frontage Road between Six Flags Drive, Lamar Boulevard to be Closed Daily Aug. 10-12 for Bridge Construction

The Texas Department of Transportation's work continues on the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange Project in Arlington. From August 10 – 12, the SH 360 northbound frontage road between Six Flags Drive and Lamar Boulevard will be closed for bridge construction. Traffic will be detoured eastbound on Six Flags Drive, cross over I-30, and return on westbound Lamar Blvd to the SH 360 northbound frontage road. Expect Delays

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