Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Woodland Junior High School now have an easier way to get to the Fayetteville trail system.
Crews recently completed the Woodland-Poplar Trail Connection, a 400-foot-long trail that runs west from Yates Avenue to the intersection of Gregg Avenue and Poplar Street.
The 8-foot-wide paved path splits two homes on Yates Avenue before curving through an undeveloped lot along Gregg Avenue. From there, trail users can cross Gregg using the pedestrian push-button crosswalk before traveling along Poplar Street to Scull Creek Trail, which is part of the Razorback Regional Greenway.
Area residents approached the city last year about the possibility of creating the connection, according to a news release. City officials worked with property owners to acquire the easements needed to build the trail.
The work is part of a $39,940 project funded by the Endeavor Foundation to improve walking and biking routes near Fayetteville Public Schools. In addition to trail construction, the project included installation of signage and road markings to encourage safe bicycling near Asbell Elementary, Leverett Elementary, and Woodland Junior High schools.
For more information, contact Dane Eifling, the city’s bicycle programs coordinator, at 479-575-8211.