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  01/04/24

Spring Street Lighting

Construction is complete.

Church Avenue - Mountain to Spring

Construction is complete.

Prairie Street and West Avenue

View the Prairie Street and West Avenue project overview (PDF)

The construction contract will be presented to the City Council on November 21, 2023.  Construction will begin in February of 2024.

Dickson Street - Arkansas to College

The project will include striping, enhanced pedestrian crossings, ADA ramp improvements, sidewalk widening in some locations and lighting. Overlay and striping are complete. The majority of sidewalk, crosswalk and curb repairs are complete.

Project overview: School to Locust

When Will it be Completed?

Updated 11/13/23

  • Church Avenue and Meadow Street: Construction is complete.
  • Prairie Street and West Avenue: Construction is anticipated to last 12 months and should be completed in early 2025.
  • Spring Street Lighting: Installation is complete.
  • Overlay and striping are complete from Arkansas Avenue to the railroad crossing on Dickson St., as well as from School Ave. to College Ave.

How is it Funded?

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