Street paving, sidewalk plan approved in Fayetteville

Two vehicles pass along Markham Road near Cross Avenue where a sidewalk is planned to connect with an existing path on the south side of the street.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Transportation crews are set to repave over 7 miles of streets and build nearly 10,000 feet of sidewalks this year.

City Council members this week approved a plan for 34 overlay and sidewalk projects, as recommended by the council’s Transportation Committee in November.

Some of the largest projects are on East Dickson Street, Markham Road, and Maple Street.

East Dickson Street is set to be repaved between College and Fletcher avenues, and to receive a new sidewalk, curb and gutter on the south side of East Dickson from Washington Avenue to Fletcher. A sidewalk on East Dickson was originally part of the 2013-14 plan, but was shifted to 2015 to coincide with the planned overlay work.

A closer look at where the existing sidewalk ends along the south side of Markham Road near Cross Avenue.

Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Work on Markham Road is scheduled to include new pavement between Razorback Road and Cross Avenue, and a new sidewalk on the south side of Markham between Cross and Palmer avenues. The new sidewalk will tie into existing paths on Markham from Cross to Pratt Place Inn, and recently completed sidewalks along Cross and Halsell Road.

Planned projects on Maple Street include both pavement and a new sidewalk between Leverett and Gregg avenues.

Some of the newer streets – ones that are showing wear, but haven’t developed cracks and potholes – will receive a microseal treatment instead of traditional repaving work.

During the miscroseal process, a liquid mixture treatment is applied to the surface of the street which binds the asphalt and fills cracks and worn areas of the pavement. The sealant restores the road to a uniform texture and seals the surface to prevent moisture and air intrusion.

Officials said the microseal treatment dries quicker than other methods and costs less than half of what it takes to grind away and replace the existing surface. The process can add up to 10 years of life to asphalt surfaces that normally last only about 15 years.

2015 Street Paving Project Locations and Lengths

Ward 1FromToLength
Camron CirCul-de-sacKyle Dr190 ft.
Cody CirCul-de-sacKyle Dr192 ft.
Coleman AveCato Springs RdDead End994 ft.
Dickson StCollege AveFletcher Ave2,220 ft.
Kyle DrCody CirClover Dr550 ft.
Laverne AveCato Springs RdLorena Ln1,157 ft.
Lorena LnCul-de-sacLaverne Ave766 ft.
Ward 2FromToLength
Maple StLeverett AveGregg Ave1,150 ft.
School AveDickson StSpring St604 ft.
Spring StWest AveSchool Ave400 ft.
Sutton StWashington AveWalnut Ave893 ft.
Walnut AveMaple StSutton St900 ft.
Washington AveDavidson StDickson St1,823 ft.
West AveDickson StMeadow St971 ft.
Willow AveRebecca StDickson St2,358 ft.
Ward 3FromToLength
Harold StCollege AveLoxley Ave2,429 ft.
Pembroke RdShrewsbury LnRockwood Tr1,417 ft.
Sheryl Ave*Harold StOaks Manor Dr2,586 ft.
Shrewsbury LnRidgeway DrPembroke Rd1,217 ft.
Stubblefield Rd*Harold StOld Missouri Rd2,890 ft.
Ward 4FromToLength
Boxley Ave*Dover StCul-de-sac2,299
Brook DrWedington DrDead End944 ft.
Caddo Ave*Genoa AvePrescott St1,247 ft.
Desarc Way*Dover StBoxley Ave687 ft.
Fieldstone Ave*Genoa AveWedington Dr2,554 ft.
Genoa Ave*Dover StPrescott St1,672 ft.
Markham RdCross AveRazorback Rd1,820 ft.
Ponca St*51st StBoxley Ave1,900 ft.
Prescott St*Genoa AveCaddo Ave296 ft.

* Microseal projects

2015 Sidewalk Improvement Project Locations and Lengths

Ward 1FromToLength
Dickson StWashington AveFletcher Ave1,750 ft.
School AveMLK Blvd15th St2,530 ft.
Ward 2FromToLength
Maple StLeverett AveGregg Ave2,370 ft.
Ward 3FromToLength
Mission BlvdViewpoint DrCambridge Dr2,235 ft.
Ward 4FromToLength
Markham RdCross AvePalmer Ave1,032 ft.