Archibald Yell Blvd. Safety Improvements


New Opportunity for Public Input

A new questionnaire related to recent changes in planned improvements for Archibald Yell is now available.  Click here to learn more and complete this brief questionnaire. 

What is this project?

The goals of this project include:

  1. Provide safe pathways for pedestrians to cross Archibald Yell Blvd
  2. Increase safety at the College Avenue/Rock Street/Archibald Yell Blvd intersection
  3. Provide space for pedestrian and bicycle facilities along Archibald Yell Blvd.

Concepts have been developed as part of the Fayetteville Mobility Study, and as part of the Highway 71B Corridor Study, that include intersection improvements/signalization at College and Archibald Yell, and at South Street and Archibald Yell.

Why is It Important?

Archibald Yell Boulevard severs the historical downtown grid of streets south and east of the downtown square, and the 4-lane high speed route is a barrier to pedestrians who want to move from neighborhoods to the south and east to destinations around on and around the square and entertainment district.  This project would reduce or eliminate these pedestrian barriers. In addition, the intersection at Archibald Yell Blvd/College Ave/Rock St has a history of accidents and needs safety improvements. To see the concept illustrations, click on the links to the right.

What is the Current Status?

Updated 3/25/2021

Preliminary plans have been reviewed by City staff, City Council, and the public. Final plan design is underway.

When Will it be Completed?

The design is expected to be completed and the project bid for construction in June 2021. Construction could then begin around September of 2021 and completed by June of 2022. 

How is it Funded?

Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.