City to begin next segment of College Avenue improvement work

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

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

City crews are set to begin the fourth segment of the College Avenue Improvement Project on Monday.

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