Intersection improvements and signalization, including pedestrian signals.
Why is It Important?
This intersection is currently unsignalized, and traffic on Center Street is uncontrolled. There are high numbers of pedestrians crossing Center street, high numbers of left turn movements from Center Street to the Harmon Parking Garage on the University campus, and numerous buses that travel through the intersection. Signalization will allow for a more orderly movement of traffic, a safer environment for pedestrians, and will allow the Razorback Transit buses to navigate the intersection more easily.
What is the Current Status?
McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. was selected to design the improvements to this intersection. The design and land acquisition are complete. The project failed to receive bids at the bid opening on July 15, 2021. The project was rebid on September 9, 2021. Only one bid was received at that time and the bid exceeded the allowable amount to be able to award the contract. The City is currently advertising the project again with allowances for full road closures. The bid opening is scheduled for January 11, 2022.
The design plans can be accessed by clicking here.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction could begin in April of 2022 and be finished by December of 2022.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.