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 1/20/2021

Church Avenue - Mountain to Spring

The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division crews began construction on this project in Spring of 2020. Crews are currently working on the section between Meadow Street and Spring Street.

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.

Public Comment

To comment on the proposed improvements to Prairie Street and West Avenue, please click here.

When Will it be Completed?

Construction of Church Avenue and Meadow Street is expected to be completed by Spring of 2021.

Construction of Prairie Street and West Avenue is expected to begin in late 2021 and should be completed in Summer of 2022.

How is it Funded?

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

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