Sidewalk work to begin on Green Acres Road in Fayetteville

Vehicles travel along Green Acres Road between Poplar and Elm streets in midtown Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Students will soon have a safer way to walk between Woodland Junior High School and the neighborhood to the north.

City crews this week are set to begin an infrastructure improvement project that includes a new 5-foot sidewalk along the west side of Green Acres Road between Poplar and Elm streets. The work also includes a series of storm drain improvements.

The project is part of the 2017 Sidewalks Plan that was approved by the City Council in December.

Construction will require the closure of Green Acres to traffic between Poplar and Elm on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Residents will be allowed access during work hours, according to a news release. The street will be opened to full traffic on nights and weekends. Officials said the city is working with Ozark Regional Transit to ensure access for bus Route 4.

For more about the project, call the Transportation Division office at 575-8228.