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☷ Fayetteville Arkansas - E Rock St S College Ave to close for Archibald Yell improvements 29 June 2022★★★ ( news )
Fayetteville , state Arkansas ( By Press Release office)
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June 29 , 2022
Public Works Director
479 - 575 - 8206
cbrown@fayetteville - ar . gov
E . Rock St . , S . College Ave . to close for Archibald Yell improvements
FAYETTEVILLE , Ark . — Beginning Tuesday , July 5 , E . Rock St . and S . College Ave . will be closed at their points of intersection with Archibald Yell Blvd . to allow work to begin on a multi - stage project to improve driver and pedestrian safety on Archibald Yell from Rock to Martin Luther King , Jr . Blvd .
Closures on E . Rock and S . College are anticipated to continue through December . Drivers are asked to be observant and use extra care when driving in this area . Signs indicating road closures , road work and detours will be present on all three streets .
Planned improvements to the three - way intersection of Archibald Yell , S . College and E . Rock will address several driver and pedestrian safety issues . Work planned for later this year will require lane closures on Archibald Yell; however , all lanes currently remain open on that road .
Future stages of the project will include installation of a traffic signal at W . South St . and a reconfiguration of driving lanes on Archibald Yell to three lanes: one northbound , one southbound and one central turning lane . Also , a pedestrian/bike lane will be created between Rock and S . School . City officials expect the entire project to be complete in Summer 2023 .
As part of the City’s 71B Corridor Plan and Mobility Plan , extensive public input has been collected on this project and incorporated into design plans . Additional public input was collected through two questionnaires on SpeakUp Fayetteville , the City’s online public - engagement portal .
Archibald Yell divides the historic downtown grid of streets south and east of the square . Analysis conducted between the 71B Corridor and Mobility Plans found the four - lane , high - speed road is a barrier for access between neighborhoods to the south and east of downtown . This project will reduce or eliminate mobility barriers , help calm traffic and make it safer to walk or drive this corridor .
Additionally , the intersection at Archibald Yell , S . College and Rock has a history of accidents and needs improvements to help drivers safely navigate . For more information about the Archibald Yell improvements project , including a current closure map , traffic studies , concept layouts and public input , visit the City’s website at
www . fayetteville - ar . gov/archibaldyell
City Council approved a $2 , 995 , 576 . 53 construction budget for this project on May 17 , 2022 . The project is funded by the Streets Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019 . To learn about Fayetteville’s 2019 bond program and view current projects , go to
https://www . fayetteville - ar . gov/3539/2019 - Fayetteville - Bond - Information
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