City begins third segment of College Avenue improvement work

Traffic moves along North College Avenue between East Prospect and East Rebecca street Tuesday morning.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City crews on Tuesday began the third segment of the College Avenue Improvement Project.

The work started on the east side of College near the intersection of North Street. Crews are now focusing on the area between East Cleburn and East Davidson streets.

Northbound traffic on College will be reduced to one lane from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, with work hours possibly extended during the summer months. Drivers can expect traffic delays during work hours and should consider taking alternate routes.

The nine-month project includes a full redesign of the half-mile stretch of College Avenue between Maple and North streets.

Similar to improvements made south of Maple Street, the work includes building new, 10-foot sidewalks with lighting and street trees, replacement of the curbs and gutters, and burial of many existing overhead power lines.

A pedestrian crossing near East Rebecca Street and Trenton Boulevard will be included if permitted by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.