College Avenue northbound lane to close for tree planting

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The final round of work in the first phase of the College Avenue Improvement Project is scheduled to conclude this week.

City crews are scheduled to finish planting street trees along the newly expanded sidewalks on the east side of College Avenue between Lafayette and North streets on Monday, Jan. 9, according to a news release. The work will require a northbound lane closure from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. through Friday, Jan. 13.

The project, which includes a full redesign of the half-mile stretch of College Avenue between Maple and North streets, began in spring 2016 on the east side of College near the intersection of North Street.

The work features 10-foot sidewalks with lighting, replacement of the curbs and gutters, burial of some overhead power lines, and new street trees.

Tree species to be planted this week include Black Gum, Sugar Maple, Northern Red Oak, Yellowwood, Littleleaf Linden, Frontier Elm, and Spring Snow Crabapple (a fruitless cultivar).

For more information on the project, contact the city’s transportation division office at 479-575-8228.