FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2018
Contact: Joey Smith
Assistant Transportation Manager
Lane Closures on E. Joyce Boulevard for Asphalt Milling and Overlay Work
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division will be milling and placing an asphalt overlay during the night on E. Joyce Boulevard between N. College Avenue/Highway 71B and Vantage Drive. The work will begin in the evening on Sunday September 16 and continue through the morning of Friday, September 21.
Sections of Joyce Boulevard will have alternating lane closures – one lane in each direction will be closed simultaneously; the other lanes of traffic in each direction will remain open. Lane closures will begin at 6 a.m. and then open to traffic at 4 p.m. (Access to residences and businesses will be allowed as needed. Crews will work to minimize traffic delays, however please allow extra travel 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 with care. 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.
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 2018 repaving project list can be viewed on this webpage.
On the 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.