Enhance Regional Mobility May 2019

Enhance Regional MOBILITY FY2019 QUARTERLY UPDATE VOLUME 7, ISSUE 3 In This Issue Page 1 Page 2 Pages 3-6 Page 7 Page 8 Eden Rd & New York Ave Realignment | Regional Trail Funding Eden Rd & New York Ave (continued) | Southeast Connector City-wide Street Project Updates and Map Residential Street and Sidewalk Projects | Collins Street Handitran Update | Via Rideshare Update Regional Trail Funding Eden Road and New York Avenue Realignment Mayor Jeff Williams, along with the mayors of Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Dallas, were recognized by the Regional Transportation Council in April for their commitment to fund a regional bike trail. The Public Works and Transportation Department is proud to announce the completion of major construction for the realignment of New York Avenue and Eden Road to connect with TxDOT’s new SH 360 Tollway in southeast Arlington. The 53-mile Fort Worth to Dallas Regional Veloweb Trail will connect downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas, winding through Arlington, Grand Prairie and Irving along the way. The trail is anticipated to be complete by 2023 and could attract eco-tourism opportunities and recreational sporting events. Construction started in January 2018 on the $5.7 million bond project, which was approved by Arlington voters in 2014. The realignment was a necessary step in the City’s long-range thoroughfare development plans to extend Eden Road so that it one day stretches from US 287 in southwest Arlington to SH 360 on the southeastern side of town. As part of the project, New York Avenue no longer continues beneath the new SH 360 Tollway, which opened in May 2018. New York Avenue was realigned so it curves south to a new roundabout. From the roundabout, drivers are able to take the newly built portion of Eden Road to access the southbound SH 360 frontage road, continue underneath SH 360 to access the northbound frontage road, or continue to go east on what continued on p. 2 Connect with us on social media: www.arlingtontx.gov | www.myarlingtontx.com