The new traffic roundabout near Washington Regional Medical Center will be closed to traffic this weekend while crews work to complete the final stages of asphalt surface work.
Weather permitting, work will begin on Friday, March 29 and last through Saturday, March 30. The work will affect Futrall Drive, Millsap Road, the offramp of the Fulbright Expressway and a portion of North Hills Boulevard.
Motorists approaching the roundabout on Saturday will be directed around the worksite by signage and flaggers.
According to city engineer Chris Brown, the area will only be closed while crews work to pave around the central island of the roundabout.
Brown said vehicles will be able to access Washington Regional Medical Center if necessary, but all other motorists are encouraged to avoid the area if possible on Friday and Saturday.
Once paving is complete, crews will begin the final lane striping process in the areas surrounding the roundabout. Landscaping and lights will be added later this spring.
Conducted on March 29 and March 30
The Roundabout currently under construction at the intersection of North Hills Blvd. and Futrall Dr., which is in the vicinity of Washington Regional Medical Center, will undergo asphalt surface work, weather permitting, on Friday the 29th of March and Saturday the 30th of March.
The City of Fayetteville plans on placing the final asphalt surface for the entire project on Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30th. This construction activity will affect Futrall Dr., Milsap Rd., off ramp of Fulbright Expressway, the newly constructed roundabout, and a portion of North Hills Blvd.
On Saturday, March 30th, the roundabout will be closed to traffic. Motorists nearing the roundabout will be directed around the worksite by signage and flaggers at the points of closure. The closure will be limited to only the time required to pave around the central island of the roundabout.
It is extremely important that the motorists follow the directions of the signs and flaggers as they guide them through the detours.
Access to Washington Regional Medical Center will be available at all times. However all other motorists are encouraged to avoid this area if possible for the two days of paving.