Median trees coming to Crossover Road and Garland Avenue in Fayetteville

Traffic moves along Crossover Road near the intersection of Joyce Boulevard Tuesday morning in east Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Crews will soon begin a three-month-long project to add over 250 trees and shrubs to the medians along recently widened sections of Crossover Road and Garland Avenue in Fayetteville.

Work is expected to begin this week and last through the first week in June, according to Jonathan Ely, the city’s development and construction manager.

Ely said the projects will require periodic lane closures on Crossover Road between Township Street and Joyce Boulevard and on Garland Avenue between Holly Street and Melmar Drive.

The City Council last month approved a $149,000 contract with CAM Lawn Services to plant 181 trees and 31 shrubs on Crossover Road, and 47 trees on Garland Avenue. The project is being funding using transportation bonds voters approved in 2006.

According to city documents, the plan is to include a mix of black gum, Kentucky coffeetree, London plane tree, shadblow serviceberry, and swamp white oaks along Crossover Road, with American elm, swamp white oak, and thornless honeylocust trees designated on Garland Avenue. Plans also show irrigation systems on both stretches of road.

Drivers are asked to use caution during times when crews are working to plant trees. For more information about the project, call the Engineering Division at 479-575-8206.