Street Maintenance Set to Begin on North Fielder Road Between I-30 and Randol Mill Road on Dec. 5, 2022
By Amberley Shelby, Public Works Department
Posted on December 02, 2022, December 02, 2022

Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program

The Public Works Department is pleased to announce that street maintenance to create a smoother ride on North Fielder Road between I-30 and Randol Mill Road is scheduled to begin the evening of December 5, 2022.

Click here to view a map of the project location.

This project will use specialized polyurethane foam to lift and stabilize approximately 15,000 square yards of concrete panels to create a level and more stable roadway. Work will be performed in all north and southbound lanes. To minimize the impact on drivers, the work will be performed on one lane of traffic between 8:00 and 5:00 a.m. nightly. Work is schedule to be completed the morning of December 9, 2022. All lanes of traffic will open during the day and early evening.

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. This section of North Fielder Road currently has an OCI of 68, which will increase upon completion of the foam lifting work.

Foam lifting and stabilization is a cost-effective strategy to prolong the useful life of a roadway when the concrete panels do not require replacement, but the soil underneath has become unstable and caused the panels to shift. Utilizing this method will cost approximately $100,000 compared to $1.5M to replace panels entirely.

This project, which aligns with the City Council’s priorities to Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods, is funded by the voter approved Street Maintenance Sales Tax. Visit the Street Maintenance Sales Tax Program website to learn more about the maintenance activities funded by the Street Maintenance Sales Tax.

Residents can also stay up to date on street improvements across The American Dream City by visiting the City of Arlington’s Street Tracker website.

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