City to break ground on Cultural Arts Corridor project

Fay Jones Woods design draft / Courtesy City of Fayetteville

City officials will celebrate the beginning of construction of the Cultural Arts Corridor project at a groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10 at Fay Jones Woods, located directly across from the Fayetteville Public Library expansion on West Avenue.

Health and safety precautions will be in place, according to a news release. For example, a short-term road closure will be in effect on West Avenue from Mountain Street to South Avenue to allow attendees to safely spread out into the street, if needed.

Face coverings and social distancing will be required, and masks will be available free of charge for any attendee who does not have one, the release stated. A limited number of speakers and officiants will participate in the ceremony, which is anticipated to last no more than 30 minutes. Stakeholder organizations are requested to send one representative, as space at the site is very limited. This event will take place outdoors on uneven ground near a wooded area, so attendees are advised to dress accordingly and wear sturdy shoes.

Parking is available along nearby streets and in the Fayetteville Public Library parking garage.