Public Works to Begin $10.8 Million 2022 Mill and Overlay Program to Create Smoother Streets
By Nina Sherer, Public Works and Transportation
Posted on September 19, 2022, September 19, 2022

Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program

On Oct. 3, 2022, the City of Arlington’s Public Works Department will begin work on a $10.8 million project to create smoother drives for commuters and extend the lifespan of 29 street segments through the recently approved 2022 Mill and Overlay Program.

Click here to view a list of street segments included in the project.

This program, funded by voter-approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax revenue, is designed to resurface, and otherwise maintain asphalt streets with an Overall Condition Index (OCI) rating between 50 and 65. These are considered “yellow streets” as part of Arlington’s data-driven scoring system used to determine what roads need attention and what type of repair technique to use on each to prevent deterioration and costly rebuilds. Roads in Arlington with an OCI rating lower than 50 are called “red streets” and recommended for inclusion in the department’s Capital Improvement Program.

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

The mill and overlay process allows the City to improve more lane miles and is more cost effective rebuilding the roadway. The asphalt milling and overlaying process includes milling existing asphalt pavement, repairing road base failures, and resurfacing the roadway with a new two-inch asphalt surface course. Other improvements may include replacing sections of dilapidated concrete curb, gutter and drive approaches on streets that are selected for the maintenance work.

Residents interested in learning more about this project are invited to participate in a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, in [re]Brary Rooms A & B of the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, located at 101 S. Center Street. There will be a short presentation detailing the scope of the project followed question and answer session.

On Aug. 8, the Arlington City Council approved a contract with Texas Materials Group, Inc., dba TexasBit of Irving, for the 2022 Mill and Overlay Program. The contractor has agreed to a 23.19% aspirational MWBE participation goal, exceeding the original goal requirements recommended by the Office of Business Diversity.

Click here to visit the City’s StreetTracker website to see the Arlington Street Condition Map.

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