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Flood Safety Awareness Week: After the Flood

Flood Safety Awareness Week: After the Flood

Wait until it is safe to return Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or local television and radio stations. Do not return to flooded areas until authorities indicate it is safe to do so. Do not visit disaster areas following a flood. Your presence may hamper urgent emergency response and rescue operations. Travel with care Follow recommended […]

Flood Awareness Week: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Flood Awareness Week: Turn Around, Don’t Drown

Turn Around Don’t Drown, or TADD, is a NOAA National Weather Service campaign to warn people of the hazards of walking or driving vehicles through flood waters. Why is Turn Around Don’t Drown® So Important? According to the Centers for Disease Control, over half of all flood- related deaths occur when a vehicle is driving […]

It’s Springtime in Texas, Be Prepared

It’s Springtime in Texas, Be Prepared

Flooding and other severe weather events can occur at any time in Texas, so it is important for you to be prepared and stay alert! Items for emergency supply kit: Drinking water Food that requires no refrigeration or cooking Cash Medications and first aid supplies Clothing and toiletries Battery-powered radio Flashlights Extra batteries Important documents: […]

Arlington Promotes Flood Safety Awareness Week

Arlington Promotes Flood Safety Awareness Week

Floodwaters can be swift, powerful and, at times, deadly. Floods are the most frequent and costly natural disaster in the United States.  Advanced planning can help protect lives and minimize property losses due to flooding. With the spring approaching, Arlington is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

New Acceleration Lane on IH-30 Improves Traffic Flow

New Acceleration Lane on IH-30 Improves Traffic Flow

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently completed the extension of the Lamar Blvd entrance ramp/acceleration lane on westbound IH-30, which has eased congestion on the highway.  The previous acceleration lane forced traffic to merge onto the main lanes just east of the Davis Drive bridge which created a bottleneck effect on traffic flow.  This […]

Park Row Drive Improvements Complete

Park Row Drive Improvements Complete

The City of Arlington’s project to redevelop Park Row Drive, from Watson Road (SH-360) to the east City Limits, is being noticed by residents and visitors alike. According to Stu Bauman, project engineer, completed work includes Park Row Drive being fully constructed with concrete pavement by McMahon Contracting, LP. This four-lane arterial rebuild project also […]

Center Street Extension Promises to Connect North and South Arlington

Center Street Extension Promises to Connect North and South Arlington

The Arlington City Council gave the go-ahead to continue the Center Street extension project, which is scheduled to go to bid in April. Construction on a new extension of Center Street, which will include a four-lane bridge over Interstate 20, could begin as early as this summer. Besides extending Center Street from Highlander Boulevard to […]

Rush Creek Flood Mitigation Project: Trail/Street Light Electrical Disruption

Rush Creek Flood Mitigation Project: Trail/Street Light Electrical Disruption

Recent construction for the Rush Creek Mitigation project will cause electrical disruptions to existing trail lights and some street lights according to project contractors. The parks planning division has notified residents through sign placements near the construction area. “We expect the lights to be out for several months and the new playground will not be […]

Arlington Neighborhood Gets New Street Light

Arlington Neighborhood Gets New Street Light

To an Arlington resident’s delight, crew members of the Arlington Department of Public Works and Transportation responded to a dark situation near his community. Alan Rowe, chairman of the architectural control for the Lago Vista Homeowners Association, said he was appreciative of the responsiveness of the Arlington Department of Public Works and Transportation to install […]

Arlington Unveils New Sign Toppers to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Arlington Unveils New Sign Toppers to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a scene that would have made Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr. proud – community leaders of all colors gathering at the intersection of Abram and Center streets in downtown Arlington to unveil a new sign to honor his legacy. Mayor Robert Cluck praised the committee – which featured City Councilman Michael Glaspie and […]

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