Oak Ridge Trail update: Center Street road closure

Photo: Todd Gill / Enlarge
Center Street will be temporarily closed between Duncan Avenue and Harmon Avenue beginning Wednesday, March 23.

With the majority of Oak Ridge Trail running adjacent to Center Street, it’s surprising that there haven’t been more street closures during the construction process. Then again, Center Street was pretty wide to begin with, at least between Gregg Avenue and University Avenue.

Unfortunately, that’s not the case for the final stretch of road that’s set to receive a street-side Oak Ridge Trail section.

Oak Ridge Trail at Harmon Ave.

Beginning Wednesday, March 23, the city’s Transportation Division will begin construction of the next section of Oak Ridge Trail which will require a temporary closure of Center Street between Duncan Avenue and Harmon Avenue.

Subsequent to the completion of this phase, construction will begin on the final trail connection across Harmon Avenue. This will then require the closure of Center/Clinton Drive from Stadium Drive to Duncan Avenue.

City officials said the entire process should take approximately two weeks to complete.

From the announcement:

Provisions will be made for emergency vehicles and non-through traffic resident access. Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to those traveling in this area during the construction process and signage will be placed to indicate detour routes as needed.

Oak Ridge Trail is a half-mile stretch of trail connecting to Frisco Trail at Center Street. The branch heads north past Duncan Avenue to Harmon Avenue where it will continue through the woods behind Clinton Drive to end near Pomfret Hall on the University of Arkansas campus.

Oak Ridge Trail project map / Source: City of Fayetteville / Enlarge