FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2019
Contact: Chris Brown
Intersection and Lane Closures During Old Wire Road Improvement Project
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The Old Wire Road Improvement Project requires closures of several roads at the intersection with Old Wire Road. Approximately 25 feet of the following roads will be closed 24 hours a day during the specified dates and times:
- E. Amber Drive and E. Elmwood Drive closed July 15 through July 21; reopens to traffic Monday, July 22
- E. Cardinal Drive closed July 16 through July 23; reopens to traffic on Wednesday, July 24
- E. Overcrest Street (east of Old Wire) and E. Stewart Street closed July 23 through July 29; reopens to traffic on Tuesday, July 30
Residents and visitors can access these roadways from eastern most entry points.
Additionally, the turn lane on Township Street that turns left onto Old Wire Road toward Mission Boulevard will be closed for paving on Friday July 19, manhole modifications, and redirecting traffic. This work requires a closure from July 17 through early August.
Travelers should anticipate delays and may want to use alternative routes.
This Old Wire Road Improvements is a multi-phase project with funding from the 2006 and 2019 voter-approved bonds, grants, and a partnership with ArDOT. The project runs along Old Wire Road from Highway 45/Mission Boulevard, past Gulley Park, to Old Missouri Road. Improvements include:
- 9.5-foot-wide, two-way protected bike lane (cycle track), separated at some sections from the roadway by stamped concrete median
- Five-foot-wide sidewalk (east of bike lane, adjacent to residences)
- Street and sidewalk lighting
- New traffic light signals, including a dedicated bicycle lane signal, at intersection of Old Wire Road and Township Street
- Installation of a signalized pedestrian crossing at Stanton Avenue (High intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) or Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon)
- Stormwater improvements, including a new pre-cast box culvert and additional drainage improvements along Old Wire Road, Overcrest Street, and Niokaska Creek
- Asphalt overlay or roadway
The protected bike lane design is a prototype model, the first in Fayetteville, and may be used across Northwest Arkansas in the future. Information about completed Old Wire Road Improvement Project phases can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/oldwireroad.
To view more information about this and other road and lane closures or to sign up for notifications of closures, please visit this webpage.