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.
BikeNWA, a nonprofit that 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.