Rolling Hills Improvements

Rolling Hills Improvements

What is this Project?

The project includes pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along the corridor between College Avenue and Old Missouri Road as well as traffic flow improvements at critical intersections and drainage upgrades.

Why is It Important?

Rolling Hills Drive serves as an important east-west connection street that also provides access to adjacent neighborhoods and connects to Butterfield Elementary School. Rolling Hills Drive connects to Appleby Road, east of College Avenue, providing the only flat east-west bicycle route to the Razorback Greenway. The road currently carries about 10,000 cars per day. Improving this connection for traffic capacity and providing safe facilities for bicycles and pedestrians is a priority.

What is the Current Status?

Staff have developed concept drawings and are gathering public input.

Roadway concepts include a center turn lane and roundabouts at critical intersections to improve traffic flow and safety.  Click here to download roundabout concept drawings (PDF)

2019 Bond Rolling Hills with Roundabouts

Pedestrian and bicycle improvement concepts include a lighting, a greenspace buffer, sidewalk, and a multi-use trail. Click here to download pedestrian and bicycle concept drawings (PDF)

Image of two street cross-section options side by side

Interim Bicycle Safety Improvements

BikeNWA, a nonprofit thatRolling Hills Buffer Detail Plan advocates for safe and equitable active transportation infrastructure in Northwest Arkansas, conducted a protected-bike-lane pilot project on Rolling Hills Drive during 2019. Once the weather reaches temperatures over 50 degrees, the black curb stops used in the pilot project, will be removed and replaced by rumble strips and bike reflectors. These will act as an interim solution until the permanent street improvements are completed.

View the Rolling Hills Drive full-length road rumble strip drawing here( PDF)

Click on the image to view the rumble strip detail

Public Comment

We want your input!  To complete a short survey regarding plans for street and drainage improvements planned for Rolling Hills, click here

When Will it be Completed?

Construction is scheduled to be begin in 2023.

How is it Funded?

Funding is provided by the Bond issue passed by voters in April, 2019.