Mulch work to close lanes on Crossover Road this week

Traffic moves along North Crossover Road Monday afternoon in east Fayetteville.

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Motorists in east Fayetteville can expect partial closures of the northbound lane along North Crossover Road from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. this week.

A crew with the city’s Tranportation Division will be mulching trees in the median beginning Monday, Jan. 11. Work is expected to last through Friday, Jan. 15, according to a news release.

From the release:

Crews will be using mulch from the City’s Yard Waste Program and laying the wood chips in a modest 2 to 4 inch layer to increase efficiency for mowing. Mulch provides valuable nutrients to plants as it breaks down, is very beneficial as a weed blocker, and increases soil moisture retention – thus decreasing the need for watering and weed removal. Visit this webpage, created by Fayetteville’s Urban Forestry staff, to learn about proper tree mulching and why “volcano mulching” is not the best practice. Mulch and compost are available for purchase from the City.

Detour signage will be in place to indicate where each lane closure begins, according to the release.

For additional information on the project, call 479-575-8228.