For Immediate Release
June 5, 2015
Contact: Danny Straessle/Jeff Whatley
ARKANSAS STATE HIGHWAY AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
Telephone (501) 569-2227
Highway 265 Traffic Pattern Change in Fayetteville and Springdale
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville received the following information from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department:
The Contractor has informed the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department District Four Headquarters at Fort Smith of planned changes to the southbound traffic pattern on Hwy. 265 in Fayetteville and Springdale.
Starting on Friday, June 5, southbound traffic on Hwy 265, between Ivey Lane and Zion Road, will be moved to the outside, southbound lane. The northbound traffic will remain in its current location in the outside, northbound lane.
This traffic pattern change is necessary to perform work required to complete the widening of Hwy. 265.
Adjustment of the dates of the traffic changes may become necessary due to weather or other unforeseen conditions.
In April 2013, the Arkansas Highway Commission awarded a contract, in the amount of $9,498,700.58 to DECCO Contractors-Paving, Inc. of Rogers, AR for the project. The project will widen the existing highway from three lanes to a grass median divided highway with two lanes and a bike lane in each direction from Joyce Blvd. in Fayetteville to Ivey Lane in Springdale.
Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones. Additional travel information can be found at IDriveArkansas.com or ArkansasHighways.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @AHTD.