College Avenue sidewalk work moves into final phase for the year

Traffic moves along College Avenue between Rebecca and Maple streets Monday morning near downtown Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The final phase of this year’s sidewalk work on the College Avenue Improvement Project is set to begin this week.

The project, which includes a full redesign of the half-mile stretch of College Avenue between Maple and North streets, began in March on the east side of College near the intersection of North Street. Crews are now focusing on the area between East Davidson and East Maple streets. Work on the west side of College is scheduled to begin in 2017.

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

City staff have said a pedestrian crossing near East Rebecca Street and Trenton Boulevard will be included if permitted by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.