Construction closes Maple Street for two months

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A road improvement project will close a portion of Maple Street near the University of Arkansas campus for about two months.

Officials last week announced that Maple Street will be closed from Razorback Road to Garland Avenue from Monday, June 25 through Thursday, Aug. 30.

Drivers will still be able to access the university’s Administration Building and Silas Hunt Hall. The intersection of Stadium Drive and Maple Street will also be closed. Detour routes will be marked, according to a news release.

Construction will occur in two phases to accommodate the university’s academic and football schedules. The second phase of the project will begin in May 2019 with an expected August 2019 completion date.

The work includes:

  • Construction of sidewalks on both sides of the road (width will vary from 5 ft. to 8 ft.)
  • Construction of curb and gutter with stormwater inlets and pipes
  • Installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of Razorback Road and Maple Street
  • Installation of a pedestrian hybrid beacon at an existing crosswalk on Maple Street
  • Asphalt pavement overlay on Garland Avenue from Maple Street to North Street (Wedington Drive)
  • Asphalt pavement overlay on Razorback Road from Leroy Pond Road to Maple Street

The city has partnered with the university for the project, which also includes federal aid funding provided through the Arkansas Department of Transportation. For more about the Highway 112 Project, visit