Persimmon Street closed for culvert construction

Staff photo
Storm debris and flash flooding left several roads and bridges impassable in April, including West Persimmon Street near the West Side Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The city’s Transportation Division began replacement of a bridge culvert on Persimmon Street today (Aug. 15).

The existing bridge culvert failed earlier this summer due to damaged received during the spring flooding.

Construction of the culvert will require closing of Persimmon Street between 54th Avenue and Broyles Avenue to through traffic for approximately two weeks. The entire project is estimated to last six weeks.

Additional work will include construction of wing walls as well as shoulder and street repairs to the damaged area.

Detour routes will be posted to reroute traffic.

From a recent news release:

On 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 Keith Shreve, [email protected] or Terry Gulley, [email protected] or call the City of Fayetteville Transportation Division office at 575-8228. Office hours are 7:30 a. m. until 4:30 p.m.

Persimmon Street closure

View Persimmon Street closure in a larger map