Sidewalk construction begins on East Center Street

Crews work to replace the deteriorated sidewalks along the south side of East Center Street Wednesday morning.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Construction is underway on a sidewalk improvement project at East Center Street in downtown Fayetteville.

The work involves replacement of the existing deteriorated sidewalks and the addition of brick borders, streetlights and tree wells to match improvements previously made in the surrounding area.

The sidewalks will include brick borders, streetlights and tree wells on both sides of the street.

Construction began Monday on the south side of the street, between College Avenue and the mid-block alley. Work on the north side will begin once the south side is substantially complete. Total construction time is estimated at about six weeks.

Crews will typically work from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will also utilize late night, early morning and weekend hours when needed, according to a news release.

Traffic will remain open at all times during the project.

For more information on the project, contact the city’s Transportation Division office at 575-8228 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.