UPDATED: Fayetteville seeks help designing the Midtown Trail Corridor

City of Fayetteville

UPDATE: This meeting and presentation have been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus threat.

Officials said the presentation will be recorded and made available on the Midtown Trail Corridor website. Presentation materials will also be available on the site. Residents may also give ideas through the project’s Speak Up Fayetteville page.

City officials will seek help designing the Midtown Trail Corridor during a public workshop scheduled later this month.

The drop-in style event will be open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1021 W. Sycamore St. A presentation and feedback session is set for the next day (March 12) from 5:30-7 p.m. at the church.

The event will include city planners and representatives from Olsson Engineering and Alta Design + Planning. The groups will take information gathered on Wednesday and develop a draft plan that residents can view on Thursday and provide additional feedback.

The east-west trail connection includes infrastructure additions on sections of Porter Road, Deane Street, Garland Avenue, Sycamore Street, Poplar Street and Woodland Avenue.

The plan was one of several projects identified in a mobility plan that was completed in 2018. The work will be funded in part using bond money approved by voters in 2019.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will be combined with other street and drainage improvements along the corridor.

For those who cannot attend the events, feedback will be accepted through the city’s community website at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/SpeakUp. Comments can also be provided to Matt Mihalevich, the city’s trails coordinator, at 479-444-3416.