For Immediate Release
March 3, 2016
Contact: Keith Shreve
Assistant Transportation ManagerTransportation Division
Infrastructure Improvements along College Avenue to Begin
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The College Avenue Improvement Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 7. Construction will take place on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; however, work hours will be extended during the summer months. The project is estimated to be completed by November 2016; construction will occur in segments from North Street south to Maple Street. Motorists should expect traffic delays and may want to use alternate routes. Flaggers will be utilized as needed to allow construction vehicles to enter and exit the work area. Please use extreme caution when in the work area and watch for personnel and equipment.
The first segment of construction will take place on the east side of N. College Avenue between E. Cleburn Street and E. North Street. Construction work will require restricting northbound traffic on N. College Avenue to one lane during working hours. Motorists planning on turning east on E. North Street to connect with Mission Boulevard (Highway 45) may want to use an alternate eastbound roadway such as E. Lafayette Street, E. Maple Street, E. Rebecca Street, or E. Prospect Street.
Improvements will be made on the east side of N. College Avenue from North Street to Maple Street during 2016. The College Avenue Improvement Project includes:
• Installation of a 10-foot wide sidewalk with trees and decorative lighting • Replacement of curb and gutter, and a reduction of the number of curb cuts
• Removal and burial of overhead power lines (where feasible)A pedestrian crossing in the vicinity of E. Rebecca Street and Trenton Boulevard is being evaluated and will be included in the project if permitted by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.
Information about this major infrastructure project can be found on the City’s website in the Transportation Projects section of “Your Tax Dollars at Work.”
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.