Downtown Sidewalk/Walkability Improvements

What is this Project?

Allocation of $3 million of funds for downtown sidewalks, lighting, curb ramps, and other pedestrian improvements.

Why is It Important?

Citizen feedback during the Fayetteville Mobility Plan and the Parking Master Plan indicated a desire for better walkability in the downtown area, especially between the downtown square and the entertainment district.  Poor lighting, narrow and obstructed sidewalks, lack of curb ramps, and need for additional crosswalks were all identified as areas of concern.  This allocation of funds will allow for implementation of these types of improvements, on street corridors within the downtown area.

What is the Current Status?

Updated 3/25/2021

Church Avenue - Mountain to Spring

Construction of the improvements are mostly complete. The utility companies will be relocating the overhead utilities underground in conduit installed by City crews. Once these facilities are relocated, the poles can be removed and the sidewalk can be completed.

Prairie Street and West Avenue

Click here to view the Prairie Street & West Avenue project overview (pdf)

The City of Fayetteville Engineering Division is working on the design for this project. The design is expected to be completed by Fall of 2021.

Dickson Street - Arkansas to College

The project will include striping, enhanced pedestrian crossings, ADA ramp improvements, sidewalk widening in some locations, and lighting. Preliminary design has started on this project.

When Will it be Completed?

Updated 12/3/2021

Construction of Church Avenue and Meadow Street is complete.

Construction of Prairie Street and West Avenue is expected to begin in spring of 2022 and should be completed in late 2022.

How is it Funded?

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