Old Wire Road to close for a week at Overcrest Street

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A portion of Old Wire Road will be closed for a week while crews work on a road improvement project in the area.

Old Wire will close from Overcrest Street to Elmwood Drive beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, July 30. The closure is expected to be in place 24 hours a day and last through 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6. Detour routes will be marked (see map below).

The current phase of the Old Wire Road Improvement Project includes upgrades from Ash Street to Gulley Park, including:

  • A 9.5-foot, two-way protected bike lane (cycle track) separated from the roadway by a 4-foot-wide stamped concrete median about 0.88 miles long on the east side of Old Wire Road
  • A 5-foot sidewalk east of the bike lane adjacent to residences
  • Street and sidewalk lighting
  • New traffic light signals, including a dedicated bicycle lane signal at the intersection of Old Wire Road and Township Street
  • A signalized pedestrian crossing at Stanton Avenue (High intensity Activated crossWalK (HAWK) or Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon)
  • Asphalt overlay of the northbound lane from Ash Street to the Gulley Park parking lot
  • Stormwater improvements, including a new pre-cast box culvert and additional drainage improvements along Old Wire Road, Overcrest Street and Niokaska Creek

The cycle track-style protected bike lane design is a prototype that may be used across Northwest Arkansas in the future.

Construction on this phase started earlier this year and is expected to be completed in May 2019.

Detour Map