FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2015
Contact: Chris Brown
City EngineerEngineering Division
Restoration of Historic Lafayette Street Bridge to Take Place This Spring – Mayor Jordan to Kick-off Project
Mayor Lioneld Jordan will officially kick-off the restoration of Fayetteville’s historic Lafayette Street Overpass Bridge at 4 p.m. Monday, March 14; the public is invited. The Lafayette Street and Maple Street overpass bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In keeping with the City’s dedication to historic heritage and preservation, it is the intention of the City to restore both historic bridges in accordance with federal requirements and guidelines related to restoration of historic structures. Restoration of the Maple Street Overpass Bridge will begin later this year.
During the restoration project, construction work will require W. Lafayette Street from N. Gregg Avenue to N. West Avenue to be closed to pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicle traffic beginning Monday, March 14 and continue through mid-June, 2016. The roadway will be closed 24 hours a day and on weekends and holidays. Detours will be marked with signage. The Frisco Trail section of the Razorback Greenway and the Frisco Railroad line will remain open. A portion of N. Gregg Avenue between W. Lafayette Street and Reagan Street will be used for a staging area and closed to thru traffic.
Information about the historic bridges such as funding, condition, and history can be found on the City’s website here.
Please contact the Engineering Division Office for more information by calling 479-575-8206.