Archibald Yell Blvd. Safety Improvements

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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. Improve safety and comfort for people unsinging the sidewalks 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 divides the historic downtown grid of streets south and east of the square. The 4-lane high-speed road is a barrier for access between neighborhoods to the south and east of downtown.  This project will reduce or eliminate these mobility barriers making it safer to walk or drive this corridor. 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.

Was there Public Input?

Yes. There was extensive public input and outreach associated with the Mobility and 71B Corridor Plans. In addition, the City conducted two surveys specifically about this project which had a total of over 700 responses. 

Results form those surveys can be found under the heading "Public Input Questionnaire Responses."

What is the Current Status?

Updated 3/7/2022

The design and land acquisition are complete. After two unsuccessful bid openings, the project will be rebid in April of 2022.

When Will it be Completed?

Updated 3/7/2022

With a bid date in April 2022, construction could then begin in July of 2022. Construction would be completed by early 2023.

How is it Funded?

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