The City of Fayetteville, the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT, previously known as AHTD – Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department) and the University of Arkansas (UA) have participated in various state Highway 112 improvement projects over several years. Segments of Highway 112 meander through Fayetteville and those segments are often known by their local name, such as Razorback Road, Maple Street and Garland Avenue. The state highway serves as a major north-south arterial road connecting Interstate 49 to the north and Highway 71 to the south, and serves as the main north-south entrance to/ access through the University of Arkansas campus.
After a decade of construction work and various funding mechanisms, including federal grant money, the goal is to complete the improvements to the entire length of Highway 112 within city limits and then reclassify Highway 112 segments (between 15th Street and Interstate 49) to city streets. The City of Fayetteville will then own and maintain these roadways (Resolution 27-17). ARDOT will continue to maintain some segments of Highway 112. The University of Arkansas will maintain several sections of roadway infrastructure and landscaping adjacent to campus.