Downtown Sidewalk/Walkability Improvements

Updated 9-29-2020

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?

Construction of Church Avenue and Meadow Street are scheduled to begin on June 1, 2020. Surveys have begun for improvements to West Avenue and Prairie Street.

When Will it be Completed?

Construction of Church Avenue and Meadow Street is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. Design for West/Prairie will be completed by spring of 2021.

How is it Funded?

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