Jack Luper memorial signs in place along Joyce Boulevard

A memorial sign honoring Jack Luper was recently placed on the north side of Joyce Boulevard near the intersection of Crossover Road in Fayetteville.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Signs memorializing Jack Luper, a Fayetteville transportation worker who died last year after being struck by a vehicle, are now in place along Joyce Boulevard.

Luper was injured when a car crashed into a work zone on Joyce Boulevard around 7:30 a.m. Sept. 21, 2011.

Luper died the following afternoon. He was 57 years old.

A second memorial sign stands between Front Street and Bellafont Boulevard.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The two signs, which read, “Jack Luper Memorial Blvd, In Remembrance Of His 32 Years Of Service To The Citizens Of Fayetteville, 10/24/53 – 9/22/11,” are located just west of Crossover Road and just east of Front Street.

The designation is an honorary title, not a renaming of the road. There is no impact on addresses along Joyce Boulevard.

Luper began his career with the city in 1979 with the Solid Waste Division before transferring to the Transportation Department a year later. He was promoted to crew leader of the asphalt overlay program where he served until his death in 2011.

Luper’s transportation crew was preparing to repair a crack in the road in front of the Butterfield Trail Village retirement community when the collision occurred.

Sign locations

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