The intersection at Van Asche Drive and Steele Boulevard is now a 4-way stop

Traffic passes through the intersection of Van Asche Drive and Steele Boulevard Monday morning in north Fayetteville

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Drivers in north Fayetteville will notice a change when approaching the intersection of Van Asche Drive and Steele Boulevard.

City crews on Monday (Dec. 21) installed stop signs along Steele Boulevard, effectively making the intersection a 4-way stop. Until now, only traffic on Van Asche was required to stop.

According to city officials, the change was prompted by an increase in traffic volume.

The area became ripe for development following completion of the long-awaited College Avenue flyover bridge, and the Van Asche Drive extension.

The Steele/Van Asche intersection is expected to become home to several new developments, including a new restaurant and brewery from the owners of JJ’s Grill. Just up the road to the north, a mixed-use apartment and retail complex and a new Buffalo Wild Wings are under construction at Joyce and Steele boulevards.

According to a news release, the city’s Engineering Division is evaluating whether any further improvements are necessary.