Arlington City Council Approves $129.3 Million Capital Budget for FY23
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communication
Posted on March 28, 2023, March 28, 2023

Your Money in Action

The Arlington City Council recently approved a $129.3 million Capital Budget for this fiscal year, which includes funding to rebuild two fire stations and complete the Active Adult Center.

The annual Capital Budget cycle is part of the City’s multi-year plan to maintain and build out Arlington’s infrastructure, which includes streets, stormwater, water and sanitary sewer, parks and the preservation of green space, recreational facilities and city facilities. The Capital Budget cycle repeats each year with a bond election every three to five years.

Many of the capital improvement projects in this year’s Capital Budget were approved by voters in the 2018 Bond Program. The Active Adult Center, which will be located near the Pierce Burch Water Treatment Plant and is expected to open in winter 2024, was approved by voters in in special bond election in 2017.

In addition to the Active Adult Center, capital improvement projects in the Capital Budget include improvements to numerous streets, sidewalks, traffic signals and intersections across the city, as well as for select parks and trails. The City will also begin work on projects such as rebuilding Fire Station No. 8 in north Arlington and rebuilding a section of Mansfield Webb Road in far south. Planned water utilities projects include water and sanitary sewer main replacements and improvements to the Pierce-Burch Water Treatment Plant. Planned stormwater projects include drainage and infrastructure improvements as well as strategic efforts to mitigate neighborhood flooding.

Voters will consider a proposed $278 million, five-year bond program on May 6. Click here to learn more about the 2023 Bond Election. Arlington’s last bond election was in 2018.

These projects align with the Arlington City Council’s priorities to Champion Great Neighborhoods, Leverage Technology, Enhance Regional Mobility, Invest in our Economy and Support Youth and Families.

Projects include:

  • $19.1 million for construction of the Active Adult Center
  • $11.5 million Mansfield Webb Road rebuild (Silo Road to Collins Street)
  • $8.6 million for Fire Station No. 8 rebuild
  • $7.3 million for annual residential street rebuild program
  • $5.2 million for Mitchell Street rebuild (Collins Street to Perrin Street)
  • $4.8 million for City facility improvements
  • $3 million for intersection improvements at nine locations
  • $1.4 million for the annual sidewalk program
  • $1.25 million for signal and ITS program
  • $1.1 million for Johnson Creek Trail construction (Meadowbrook Park to Julia Burgen Park)
  • $1 million for Matlock Road rebuild design (Green Oaks Boulevard to Sublett Road)
  • $800,000 for Fire Station No. 6 rebuild design
  • $19.3 million in stormwater-related improvements, including localized drainage projects, stormwater infrastructure maintenance, dredging, Webb Ferrell bridge replacement and drainage improvements for California Lane, Harvest Hills and Briar Meadow Drive, Jason Drive, Forest Edge North, Spanish Trail and Shorewood Drive. These projects are funded through stormwater fees and revenue bonds.
  •  $41.7 million in water utilities improvements, including water and sanitary sewer main replacements, water treatment and the continued expansion of the City’s remote read water meter network infrastructure. These projects are funded through water utilities revenues and revenue bonds.

Residents can learn more about active infrastructure improvements and bond-funded projects planned across The American Dream City by visiting the Bond Tracker webpage.

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