Arlington Citizen-Journal

Calling Arlington residents: Find out how Collins Street expansion affects you

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Citizens of Arlington are invited to a meeting on Thursday, April 18, to learn about a $4.5 million construction project designed to ease congestion and improve infrastructure in the southeast part of the city.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 South Center Street. Information regarding Phase 2 of the 2017 Residential Rebuild and the 2019 Community Development and Block Grant (CDBG) Residential Street and Sidewalks projects will also be available at this meeting.

In May, the Public Works and Transportation Department will begin transforming South Collins Street between Mayfield Road and Interstate 20. This project will consist of widening Collins Street by constructing two additional lanes and adding southbound right turn lanes at both Arbrook Boulevard and IH-20.

Additional improvements include replacing existing concrete panels as needed; adjusting water and sanitary sewer facilities; replacing traffic signals, street lights, pavement markings, street signs, sidewalks, fiber conduit, and median landscaping and irrigation improvements.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2020.

Funding for theses projects was approved by Arlington voters as part of the $160 million street improvements package in the 2014 bond election and aligns with the City Council’s priorities to Enhance Regional Mobility and Champion Great Neighborhoods.

Esports Stadium Arlington, billed as the largest dedicated facility of its kind in North America, begins hosting games on Saturday. ESA expects to have 30 esports events during the first year and then it will grow from there.

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