May 4, 2022
Contact: Alison Jumper
Parks, Natural Resources and Cultural Affairs Director
Lane Closures to Make Way for New Murals on Archibald Yell
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Two new public murals soon will be created on the retaining wall along Archibald Yell Boulevard between Rock and Block streets.
As a result, the outside southbound lane on Archibald Yell will be intermittently closed beginning May 7 to allow room for the artists to work safely. Drivers are asked to be observant and use extra care when driving in this area.
A call for artists was made late last year to create two murals along the retaining wall along Archibald Yell. The murals will be located on the north and south ends of the wall. An update to refresh and preserve the existing Fayetteville Bulldog artwork near the intersection of Rock and Archibald Yell also is planned.
The Fayetteville Arts Council served as the selection committee and selected two artists, Austin Floyd and Jeremy Navarette, for the project. Work is anticipated to be completed in May, pending weather.
The murals are part of the street improvement projects made possible by a 2019 bond program, and they are intended to help improve the safety, walkability and overall enjoyment of Archibald Yell for residents and visitors. Additional information on the safety improvements is available to the public.