Cato Springs Road improvements ribbon cutting planned for Nov. 25

A car passes by the newly constructed pedestrian bridge Wednesday on the north side of Cato Springs Road.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

With improvements complete on Cato Springs Road, officials are now ready to celebrate.

A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for next week to mark the end of a two-year rehabilitation and widening project on roughly a one-mile stretch of Cato Springs Road in south Fayetteville.

The project included widening Cato Springs Road from South School Avenue, near the University of Arkansas Research and Technology Park, to Razorback Road, along with associated curb and gutter work and the addition of storm sewers and sidewalks.

Traffic moves along a recently widening section of Cato Springs Road near the east entrance to the Arkansas Research and Technology Park on Wednesday.

Photo: Todd Gill

The road was widened to three lanes with a 10-foot multiuse trail and associated pedestrian bridge on the north side from School Avenue to South Clover Drive. The remaining 3,100 feet of Cato Springs Road was re-built as a two-lane roadway with a six-foot sidewalk on the north side. Left turn lanes were added at the School Avenue, Razorback Road and Garland Avenue intersections. A new 12-inch water line was also installed along the length of the project.

The project was designed by Garver, and construction was completed by Dean Crowder Construction, Inc. The $3.8 million project was funded in part by a $2.9 million federal earmark. The remaining costs were paid out of the city’s water and sewer fund and a portion of the Transportation Improvement Bond Program that Fayetteville voters approved in 2006.

The ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the east entrance to the Arkansas Research and Technology Park on Cato Springs Road.

Ceremony map

Map: City of Fayetteville