FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2020
Contact: Joey Smith
Assistant Transportation Manager
Update to Rolling Hills Drive Milling and Asphalt Overlay Schedule
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville Transportation Division will be milling and placing an asphalt overlay on Rolling Hills Drive between N. College Avenue and Market Street. Due to temperature and weather conditions, City crew has changed the schedule. Milling will occur from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. An asphalt overlay will be place on the roadway during the week of February 18, when warmer temperatures are expected. Alternating lane closures will take place. Weather could delay the project. Drivers in the area should look for detour signs. Crews will work to minimize traffic delays; however, please allow extra travel time.
Thursday, February 13 and Friday, February 14. Weather could delay the project. Drivers in the area should look for detour signs. 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.
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.)
Rolling Hills Drive improvements were included as part of the 2019 bond package. The project is currently in design phase with construction expected to begin in 2023. The BikeNWA’s Safe Streets Pilot Project has ended. In the coming weeks, crews will remove the rubber curb stops and install rumble strips with reflectors as an interim solution until the permanent street improvements are completed.
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.
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.