FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2019
Contact: Chris Brown
Section of Old Wire Road to Be Paved During Night This Week
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— Crews will be paving Old Wire Road, from Ash Street to the Gulley Park parking lot and including the Township Street intersection, with asphalt this week. The project will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., starting the evening of Monday, September 9. Crews hope to complete the paving on Wednesday evening, but may need to work on Thursday. Flaggers will direct traffic.
Please use extreme caution when in the work area and watch for personnel and equipment.
This construction is part of a multi-phase improvement project along Old Wire Road. Improvements from Ash Street to Gulley Park include:
- 9.5-foot-wide, two-way protected bike lane, separated from the roadway by a 4-foot-wide stamped concrete median, approximately .88 miles in length (east side of Old Wire Road)
- 5-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)
- Asphalt overlay of the northbound lane from Ash Street to Gulley Park parking lot
- Stormwater improvements, including a new pre-cast box culvert and additional drainage improvements along Old Wire Road, Overcrest Street, and Niokaska Creek.
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 and the Ash Street to Gulley Park phase, currently under construction, can be found at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/oldwireroad.
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