City crews to begin drainage improvement project along Scull Creek

A construction project to improve drainage along Scull Creek in the Fayetteville historic district is scheduled to begin next week.

According to a media release issued Thursday, crews will begin constructing a box culvert from the west side of N. Walnut Avenue north of Gunter Street next week. The culvert will extend from there to E. Maple Street, east to N. Olive, and the connect to a drainage channel jus south of E. Maple Street.

The project will require periodic street closures of N. Walnut Ave., E. Maple St., and N. Olive Avenue.

Crossland Heavy Contractoers will complete the project, estimated to cost 1,014,576.50, and expected to take around 12 months to complete.

More information about the project is available at

Questions or concerns may be directed to Jonathan Ely in the city’s engineering division by calling 479-575-8206.