Frisco Trail public input meeting set for Thursday, June 7

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Graphic: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

A public discussion regarding the upcoming Frisco Trail southern extension is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

The meeting will take place at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, which is located at 945 S. College Ave. near Walker Park.

Residents are invited to stop by to see the conceptual trail plans and examples of possible street crossing methods, provide input, and to visit with representatives from the city and the project’s design consultant.

Plans call for a half-mile southern extension of the trail from its current dead-end point at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Walker Park.

Possible trail crossings at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard include a 140-foot lighted tunnel, a 20-foot-tall bridge or a crosswalk with a full traffic signal.

Because the trail will be crossing state highways, the design will require approval from the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Trail design work is planned to be completed by the end of 2012, allowing construction to begin as early as 2013. The City of Fayetteville has hired Garver, LLC, a multi-discipline engineering firm, as the lead design consultant for the project.