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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Trail Improvements Across Lake Fayetteville Dam

An image of walkers on the Lake Fayetteville trail.

Jan. 4, 2022

Contact: Matt Mihalevich
Trails Coordinator
Engineering Division
479-444-3416
mmihalevich@fayetteville-ar.gov

Trail Improvements to Begin Across Lake Fayetteville Dam

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The City of Fayetteville will begin work today, Jan. 4, to replace and widen a 1/3-mile section of the Razorback Greenway across Lake Fayetteville Dam. 

The trail section – the highest used stretch of Fayetteville’s trail system – also makes up part of the Lake Fayetteville Trail loop. It will change from 12-feet-wide asphalt to 16-feet-wide concrete. The additional width will make this busy section of trail safer and more comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.

Construction will require the trail section to be closed until work is completed, which is estimated to take four months. A detour has been established for the Razorback Greenway, using the east side of the Lake Fayetteville Trail. Detour signs will direct trail users, and the detour route will add one mile for people passing through on the Razorback Greenway.

The City plans to reopen the new trail section by spring 2022.

This project is funded through the Arkansas Department of Transportation Recreational Trails Program in the amount of $150,000. The work will be performed by the City of Fayetteville in-house trail construction crew through the Transportation Division of the Public Works Department.

The 1/3-mile section across the dam is now 17 years old, and much of the asphalt pavement is in poor condition. Usage counts from this section of trail in the spring of 2019 showed an average of 1,376 users per day or 41,280 users per month.

For more information, visit https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1261/Trail-Construction-Program.

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