Sidewalk work to slow North Street traffic

Traffic flows along North Street between Leverett and Gregg avenues.

Photo by Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Sidewalk construction near the site of a planned recycling drop-off center will close the outer, eastbound lane of North Street between Leverett and Gregg avenues this week.

Transportation crews are expected to begin upgrading a driveway approach and completing a section of sidewalk between Leverett Avenue and Scull Creek Trail on Tuesday, according to a news release. The work and closure is set to last through Friday.

The soon-to-be-constructed Marion Orton Recycling Center will be similar to the city’s only other recycling drop-off facility at 1420 S. Happy Hollow Road, and will include a paved area with eight large containers for residents to recycle glass, aluminum, plastic and paper products.

For more information, call the city’s Transportation Division at 479-575-8228 weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.