Connection of Sain Street and Vantage Drive, to create a continuous route between Joyce Blvd. and College Avenue.
Why is It Important?
This connection will provide an alternate route to Joyce Blvd. for east-west traffic. When the long term planned improvements are completed, it will provide a direct connection to the Fulbright Expressway, so that traffic can avoid using College Avenue when traveling between Joyce Blvd. and the Fulbright Expressway.
What is the Current Status?
Design of the project was funded by the 2006 bond issue and federal aid funds, and is nearing completion. Right of way acquisition is underway and is approximately 50% complete.
When Will it be Completed?
It is anticipated to advertise for construction bids in late 2020 with a construction start in 2021. Construction will be completed in the first bond phase by 2022.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019, and from federal aid funding distributed through the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission.