Wednesday, April 5, 7:00am - 8:00am
Room 601, Nedderman Hall,
UT Arlington campus
Texas P.E.s: Attending these presentations counts toward your professional development hours requirement.
Rebuilding Abram Street
Bob Watson, P.E.
Public Works & Transportation Department
City of Arlington
Abram Street is one of Arlington's few major east-west thoroughfares and one of the city's busiest; more than 29,000 vehicles pass through downtown on a typical weekday. A $20 million renovation of Abram is scheduled to begin this fall. Project architects and engineers say their ideas include changes in traffic flow to improve the downtown environment between Collins and Cooper Streets. The plans also show a reduction in the number of lanes from five down to three along most of the corridor, providing additional room along the parkway for a host of streetscape improvements such as monuments, obelisks and tower sculptures. The final design is scheduled for completion this summer.
In this presentation, Bob Watson, the city's project engineer, will provide an overview of the planned Abram Street renovations, which should improve mobility and add considerable curb appeal to the heart of downtown.
Bob Watson holds an undergraduate degree in civil engineering and a master's in public administration, both from UT Arlington. He primarily oversees City of Arlington roadway reconstruction projects. As Cubmaster for Arlington's Pack 399, Bob spends much of his spare time planning scouting adventures.
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