Arlington ISD to improve junior high tracks

The improvements come from the 2014 bond program

  • The new running track at Workman Junior High is being resurfaced at a cost of $184,102. (Photo: Ken Costlow / Arlington Voice)
    The new running track at Workman Junior High is being resurfaced at a cost of $184,102. (Photo: Ken Costlow / Arlington Voice)
Keven Costlow

Arlington ISD’s junior high athletes will be hitting the fast track this fall – in more ways than one.

The tracks at nine of the 10 junior high schools are being re-done, or resurfaced. Ousley Junior High had its track re-done in 2016, and Workman's track is being resurfaced at a cost of $184,012.

The overall improvements, at a cost of $7,543,372, is coming out of the District’s 2014 Bond package, and no new taxes will have to be raised for it.

“I think this is an outstanding endeavor for the AISD,” said boys' Athletics Coordinator Bruce Chambers. “It shows a commitment to our athletes and gives us some of the best facilities, not only in the Metroplex, but in the entire state.”

The project, which is scheduled to be finished by next fall, will have most of the schools getting a four-lane track and a new black top put on the track at Carter Junior High.