FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2018
Contact: Joey Smith
Assistant Transportation Manager
Asphalt Work to Close Huntsville Road Between Highway 16 and Morningside Drive
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division will be milling and placing an asphalt overlay on a section of E. Huntsville Road between Highway 16 and Morningside Drive. The work requires closing the roadway from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day from Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 24. Transportation staff recommends that drivers follow detour signs. Some thru traffic will be allowed for Ozark Regional Transit, residents, and business patrons. The sidewalk will remain open.
Detours will be marked. The crew will work to minimize traffic delays; however, please allow extra travel time or consider an alternate route. Rain could delay or extend the estimated work time.
Oil will be sprayed on the roadway prior to the placement of asphalt overlays. If necessary, you may drive on the oil before the asphalt is placed. Please drive slowly and carefully. Driving fast will throw oil on your vehicle and endanger the crew. If oil is thrown on your vehicle, it can be removed with WD-40 spray and paper towels.
Small piles of debris/asphalt left at the edge of the roadway will be removed at the end of the project. (If not removed within two days, please call the office.)
The Transportation Division follows a maintenance program for existing asphalts streets within city limits, resulting in fewer complete street rebuilds and lower costs overall. Additionally, the City recycles the asphalt – old layers that have been removed are milled, sold to asphalt plants, and/or reused for new paving projects. The repaving project list can be viewed here.
On behalf of the City of Fayetteville, we would like to express our appreciation for your cooperation and understanding as we perform our work in this area. For additional information on the project, please contact the City of Fayetteville Transportation Division office at 479-575-8228. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.