March 21, 2022
Contact: Matt Mihalevich
Stretch of Razorback Greenway temporarily detoured for construction
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Beginning today, a section of the Razorback Regional Greenway in Fayetteville is being detoured for pedestrian use. The detour is needed because of ongoing construction to develop The Ramble.
For the stretch of the Frisco Trail between W. Center Street and W. Prairie Street, trail users will be directed onto nearby S. Gregg Avenue, which is currently closed to through-traffic (but open to local traffic) because of the adjacent construction. The Greenway, a 40-mile biking and pedestrian trail that begins in Fayetteville, runs parallel with several Fayetteville trails, including Frisco Trail.
This detour is anticipated to last until May 6. Greenway traffic should be cautious of infrequent vehicular traffic. Traffic barrels will be used to warn trail traffic of adjacent work areas, where applicable. Walkers, runners and cyclists are asked to observe detour and other signs on trails and provide adequate distance between themselves and construction work.
Matt Mihalevich, trails coordinator for the City of Fayetteville, said the surface condition of some areas of Gregg are sub-optimal, so special care should be taken to avoid rough areas.
When complete, the Ramble will be a dynamic 50-acre outdoor public space that will help to revitalize Fayetteville’s downtown area and create a destination for residents and visitors alike. The Ramble will showcase and celebrate local arts culture and help link together several key cultural institutions in the area. The project is funded by the 2019 Cultural Arts Corridor bond, one of nine bonds approved by Fayetteville residents.
To learn more about The Ramble and other projects being carried out thanks to the 2019 bond package, please visit https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/2019bond.