Trail Construction Program

Overview


The City of Fayetteville has a unique trails construction program geared to design and construct trails as cost efficiently and quickly as possible by performing design, property acquisition and construction in-house utilizing primarily city staff. The city trails coordinator oversees the trails construction program through the Engineering Division with support from the city surveyors, land agents and engineers. When the trail is designed and the necessary property is acquired, the 9-member city trails construction crew builds the trail as part of the Transportation Division. Once the trail is complete, the Parks and Recreation Department oversees the maintenance and event programming of completed trails. For information and maps of existing trails please visit Trails page.

Active Transportation Plan


The Active Transportation Plan (ATP) endeavors to develop and promote an interconnected and universally accessible network of sidewalks, trails, and on-street bicycle facilities that encourage citizens to use active/non-motorized modes of transportation to safely and efficiently reach any destination.
View the Active Transportation Plan Document (PDF)

The Active Transportation Map illustrates the locations of existing and future shared-use paved trails and on-street bicycle facilities.
View the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) Map

Trail Construction Projects


Information and Maps

Clabber Creek Trail  - 1.4 Miles

Update: Completion scheduled for October 2021

A 1.4 mile extension of the Clabber Creek Trail is nearing completion extending along the new Underwood Park and the west side of Deane Solomon Road where it turns back east to end at Truckers Drive.  A future phase will extend the trail from Truckers Drive, north along Highway 112 to connect to the existing trail along the south side of Van Asche and on to the Razorback Greenway.  The timing of the Highway 112 sections of the Clabber Creek Trail is dependent on the Arkansas Department of Transportation because they will be improving the highway and incorporating the trail during construction.  

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Hamestring Creek Trail Bridge - 2019 Bond Project

Hamestring Creek Trail Bridge

This 750 linear foot trail will provide a critical connection across Hamestring Creek for numerous neighborhoods in the area.  By using the low volume comfortable street network, people will be able to access the Razorback Greenway via the Meadow Valley Trail and Centennial Park via Salem Rd.

Tsa La Gi Trail - Razorback Road Connection - 2019 Bond Project

This project includes the last section of trail to create a 5 mile continuous trail loop.  The project includes construction of 1/4 mile of new trail and a pedestrian hybrid beacon across Razorback Road. 

Tsa La Gi Trail

Rupple Road Trail (Wedington to Mt. Comfort) - 1/2 mile

Currently the Rupple Road Trail extends 2.83 miles from MLK Jr. Blvd (Hwy 62) north just beyond Wedington Dr. (Hwy 16) then picks back up just south of Mt. Comfort and extends north to Weir Road.  

There is a 1/2 mile gap in this trail between Wedington Dr. and Mt. Comfort Rd. that will be filled with a 12 foot concrete shared use trail with this project.  

Construction is scheduled to begin in November of 2021 and will be in two phases to allow the reconstruction of the Lake Fayetteville Trail across the dam during the lower use winter months. 

Lake Fayetteville Trail Replacement - 1/3 Mile across the dam

In 2004 the first section of the Lake Fayetteville paved trail opened to the public and connected Veterans Park on the south side of the lake across spillway bridge and dam to tie to the marina and softball on the north side of the dam.  In subsequent phases over the next 9 years, the 5.5-mile paved loop trail around Lake Fayetteville was completed in 2013.  In 2015, the section of the Lake Fayetteville paved trail across the dam and north along the disc golf course to the north City limit line was designated as part of the Razorback Greenway.

The 1/3-mile section of trail across the dam is now 17 years old and much of the asphalt pavement is in poor condition.  Usage counts from this section of trail in the spring of 2019 showed an average of 1,376 users per day or 41,280 users per month.  An intercept survey from the same period showed that 43% of the users were on bike, 40% were walking and 13% were running.   This section of the Razorback Greenway is the highest used in our system and is in need of improvements.  

A grant through the Arkansas Department of Transportation Recreational Trails Program will provide $150,000 in funding for this project.