Van Asche Drive Extension Project
N. Gregg Avenue to Garland Avenue (Arkansas Highway 112)
What is this project?
This project consisted of the widening and improvement of Van Asche Drive from N. Gregg Avenue to Garland Avenue (Highway 112), including new location from Roosevelt Avenue to McGuire Street. The project included:
- Four lanes divided by a center median (from McGuire to Gregg)
- Four and five lane section (from Garland to McGuire)
- 5-foot-wide sidewalk along the north side of the roadway
- 10-foot-wide shared-use trail with a 5-foot-wide sidewalk along the south side of the roadway
Why is it important? This project provides a direct connection from Garland Avenue (Highway 112) to N. Gregg Avenue, and is an integral part of the "Mayor's Box."
What is the current status?
Street construction is complete. A ribbon cutting was held on Sept. 23, 2015.
Traffic signal construction at Hwy 112 is scheduled to begin Mid-April 2016.
Tree Planting for the median is scheduled to begin in early April 2016 and is expected to be complete by early May 2016.
How was this project funded? This project is funded by the Transportation Bond Program.
Van Asche Construction Plan Set
Video -- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / YouTube (09/23/2015)
Media Release -- Public Invited to Van Asche Drive Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / PDF (09/21/2015)
Media Release -- Road Improvements to Alter Intersection of Highway 112 and Van Asche Drive / PDF (07/22/2015)