Watch out for lane closures on College Avenue this week

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Repaving work has already begun in the southbound lane of College Avenue just north of North Street.

A 1.6-mile repaving job will periodically close northbound and southbound lanes on College Avenue this week.

The work will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. today through Friday, July 29 and from 7 p.m. until midnight on Saturday.

According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department website, overlay areas on Highway 71-B stretch from just north of North Street to as far south as 15th Street.

In June, the Arkansas Highway Commission awarded a $616,082 contract to APAC-Central, Inc. of Fayetteville to complete the overlay project.

Motorists are urged to use care and think ahead when traveling through the work zone. A city news release inidicated that increased traffic enforcement is scheduled in the area.