ARLINGTON (1080 KRLD) - A major road reconstruction project in downtown Arlington ten years in the making is completed.
Abram St. was rebuilt from the Grand Prairie line to Cooper St. — a stretch of almost seven miles.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday afternoon, Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams says the new Abram St. will go a long way in revitalizing downtown.
“The Abram Street rebuild brings much-needed roadway and utility improvements,” says Mayor Williams, “and this also includes additional on-street parking and enhanced landscaping and pedestrian amenities such as benches and LED lighting designed to create a more vibrant welcoming atmosphere for downtown shoppers, diners and visitors.”
The completion comes ten years after voters passed the bond package and six years after construction began.
“This rebuild will create a safer, more attractive space for on-street festivals and other outdoor events that draws visitors to downtown,” Mayor Williams said.