Flyover bridge work to slow traffic in north Fayetteville this week

Traffic moves along College Avenue near the construction site of the new flyover bridge.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Motorists in north Fayetteville can expect slower traffic this week as a result of continued work on the College Avenue flyover bridge.

Installation of bridge overhang decking will require the eastbound shoulder of the Fulbright Expressway to be closed Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26, according to a city news release.

Also, both a southbound College Avenue traffic lane and the westbound shoulder of the expressway will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Electronic message boards and flaggers will be in place to direct traffic and ensure the safety of workers and the public.

Motorists are urged to use extra caution in the work zone.

College Avenue flyover bridge

The College Avenue flyover bridge is one of three projects in the Fayetteville Expressway Economic Development Corridor plan, which also includes a completed roundabout at Futrall Drive and Northhills Boulevard, and an extension and widening of Van Asche Drive between Gregg and Garland avenues.

The flyover will provide an alternative for northbound College Avenue drivers who normally make a U-turn at Joyce Boulevard to access the Fulbright Expressway. Once complete, drivers may instead take a left lane bridge just north of Millsap Road that extends over southbound College Avenue traffic to head west on the Fulbright Expressway or exit onto Mall Avenue between Olive Garden and Logan’s Roadhouse.

The estimated $7.5 million flyover project is 80 percent funded by a 2006 federal earmark appropriation. The city’s portion will be paid from the Transportation Bond Fund. Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc. is handling construction of the bridge and roadway improvements, Jacobs Engineering, Inc. is providing construction management and inspection services, and SourceGas, Inc. relocated a gas main.