For Immediate Release
June 16, 2016
Contact: Keith Shreve
Assistant Transportation Manager
Infrastructure Improvements along College Avenue Proceed South
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The next segment of the College Avenue Improvement Project will begin Monday, June 20 and will include the area from E. Rebecca Street to E. Davidson Street.
Construction work will require restricting northbound traffic on N. College Avenue to one lane from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and an occasional Saturday. The northbound traffic lane closure will extend from E. Maple Street to E. Prospect Street. (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. This new traffic pattern will begin Monday, June 20.
Motorists should expect traffic delays and may want to use alternate routes. 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 or E. Maple Street.
Improvements are being made in segments 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 State Highway and Transportation Department. The project is estimated to be completed by November 2016.
More 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.