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Posted on: January 26, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Zion, Old Missouri Intersection to be Closed for Improvements Construction

A map of Zion Road showing construction phases. Text: Zion Road Improvements Update

Jan. 26, 2022

Contact: Melissa Boyd
Staff Engineer

Intersection of Zion, Old Missouri to be Closed 24/7 as Improvements Construction Enters Phase 3

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Ongoing improvement construction to Zion Road between Vantage Drive and N. Crossover Road has necessitated the closure of Zion to through-traffic in phases. Beginning Monday, Jan. 31, project construction will enter its third phase, which will require the intersection at Zion and Old Missouri Road, as well as Zion east of Park Lake Apartments to Cape Dutch Avenue, to be closed 24/7. This phase of construction is expected to run through March.

This closure will allow work on sanitary sewer, water main and storm drain installation within the existing roadway, and work on roadway realignment and roundabout construction. The location of the utility improvements and the extent of the roadway construction will cause the roadway to be inaccessible to drivers.

Zion will be open to local traffic only from Vantage to Park Lake Apartments from the west, and to Taliesin Lane from the east. Non-local traffic is asked to use E. Joyce Boulevard as a detour – via Vantage and Crossover – during this construction. Old Missouri will be open to local traffic only north of Joyce. Access will be maintained to the Cornerstone Animal Hospital driveway on Zion.

For detailed maps of phase three construction and detours, go to:

Access to Cornerstone Animal Hospital
Drivers needing access to Cornerstone Animal Hospital will have to detour down Crossover and travel west on Zion. At the intersection of Lantana Lane, drivers will turn right and continue north to Frontier Elm Drive. Drivers will then turn left and continue west on Frontier Elm to the intersection of Cape Dutch. At Cape Dutch, drivers will turn left and travel south to the intersection of Zion where they can then turn left to access the driveway.

One additional phase of construction on Zion is planned for the future, as detailed below.

Phase 4: Old Missouri Road to N. Crossover Road
Subsequent, phased closures will be necessary from Old Missouri to N. Crossover to allow for the completion of the sanitary sewer installation within the middle of the existing roadway. Residents on the side streets off Zion will retain access to their properties for the duration of these various closures, and access to businesses will be maintained. Further detail about specific closures and detours will be provided closer to when they will occur. 

Any questions or comments may be directed to Melissa Boyd by email at or by phone at 479-444-3415.


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