Tree planting to begin along new Rupple Road extension

Landscaping work on Rupple Road / Staff photo

Drivers on the Rupple Road extension in south Fayetteville should expect some closures over the next two months while crews complete a landscaping project.

The work includes planting 194 trees along the newly opened stretch of road from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Persimmon Street. Trees to be planted in the median include Bald Cypress, Willow Oak, and Shortleaf Pine. American Hornbeam and Ginkgo will be planted in the roundabouts.

Butterfly milkweed and wildflower mixes with edging and mulch will also be installed in some areas.

The project will require intermittent single-lane closures through the end of April. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times with alternating closures of the inside lane of Rupple Road, according to a news release.

For more information about the city’s urban forestry work, including resources on how to plant trees, visit