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Expect Smoother Commutes, Collins Now Open

Expect Smoother Commutes, Collins Now Open

It looks like a best-case scenario for your Thursday morning commute.  After a four-day closure,  Collins Street is now open.  The Union Pacific Rail Renewal project to replace aging track and ties along a 13-mile stretch in Arlington has consistently moved ahead of schedule.  Cooper, Center, Mesquite, and Collins are all open for traffic, a day […]

UP Rail Crossing Openings Announced for Wednesday

UP Rail Crossing Openings Announced for Wednesday

Driving through central Arlington should be a bit smoother Wednesday morning as Union Pacific continues to open rail crossings for commuters. Cooper Street, N. Center Street, Mesquite Street and Collins Street are all open. Union Pacific opened Collins on Tuesday evening, a day earlier than expected. Davis Drive is expected to open Wednesday and Stadium Drive East is […]

Downtown Businesses Survive Weekend Without a Hitch

Downtown Businesses Survive Weekend Without a Hitch

At Babe’s Chicken, phones are ringing non-stop, which is always a good thing for a restaurant, except when the most prominent reason for the calls are questions along the lines of, “So, how do I get there?” Even though Babe’s is in a prime Division and Center streets location in downtown Arlington, construction along a […]

UP Rail Crossing Openings Announced for Tuesday

UP Rail Crossing Openings Announced for Tuesday

Drivers will get a reprieve Tuesday morning as many of the rail crossings will begin to open. Cooper Street, N. Center Street and Mesquite are now open. Collins Street is scheduled to open later in the day. Stadium Drive East is scheduled to open Wednesday. Davis Drive is closed and Great Southwest Parkway is expected to remain closed until […]

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Announced for Monday

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Announced for Monday

Motorists traveling Great Southwest Parkway will have to find an alternate route Monday morning due to the at-grade crossing’s early closure.  A total of six rail crossings are now closed. Great Southwest Parkway is expected to remain closed until February 3. The UPRR advises the rail crossing closures at Cooper St., N. Center St., Mesquite St., Collins […]

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Announced for Sunday

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Announced for Sunday

Five streets will remain closed in central Arlington on Sunday. Make sure to map your route ahead of time. The UPRR advises the rail crossing closures at Cooper St., N. Center St., Mesquite St., Collins St., and Stadium Dr. East will continue on Sunday, January 20. Bowen Road and Davis Drive are now open with the […]

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Times Announced for Saturday

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closures Times Announced for Saturday

If your weekend commute involves Collins Street or Stadium Drive in central Arlington, make sure to map your route ahead of time. The UPRR advises the rail crossing at Collins Street will close Saturday morning at 5:00 a.m. and Stadium Drive East is scheduled to close by 10:00 a.m. Drivers should make plans for an alternate route and […]

Downtown Businesses Remain Open During Rail Renewal Project

Downtown Businesses Remain Open During Rail Renewal Project

The Union Pacific track renewal train will force rail crossing closures and traffic detours, but businesses in downtown Arlington will keep their doors open through it all. There are more than 760 businesses in the downtown Arlington area, ranging from automobile dealers to restaurants. Most  plan to maintain normal business hours. Barricades to control traffic will […]

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closure Times Announced for Friday

Union Pacific Rail Renewal Closure Times Announced for Friday

If your morning commute includes Cooper Street in central Arlington, make other plans for Friday. The UPRR advises the rail crossing at Cooper St. will close Friday morning at  6:30 a.m. Drivers will need to make plans for an alternate route and expect delays. The Center Street rail crossing is scheduled to close at 9 a.m. […]

UPRR Track Renewal Update: Thursday, January 17

UPRR Track Renewal Update: Thursday, January 17

According to Union Pacific, the Bowen Road rail crossing will close today (January 17) around 7:30 a.m. and will open later in the day. The Davis Drive crossing is anticipated to close around noon and is expected to remain closed through Monday, January 21. Follow the City of Arlington on Twitter @CityOfArlington  #TrackRenewal or call the Union […]

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