West Avenue improvements underway, road closures planned

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Construction work along West Avenue will require road closures over the next few months.

The work is part of the Cultural Arts Corridor project, and will include street improvements as well as a new sidewalks, street trees, stormwater planters, seating, street lighting and bicycle connections.

The work will come in phases. The first phase is scheduled to begin Oct. 12 when West Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from South Street to Mountain Street. Homeowners in the work area will have access to their homes, but all other traffic will detour via South School Avenue. The work on this section is expected to take approximately four to six months to complete.

Residents inside the work area may continue to park on the street, but may be asked to move their cars for a few days when the work reaches their home. Nabholz Construction, the project’s construction manager, will coordinate all parking concerns, according to a news release.

The Cultural Arts Corridor project officially broke ground in September. Aside from work on West Avenue, the project also includes improvements to the Fay Jones Woodland, a replacement parking deck on Dickson Street, trail improvements to the Razorback Greenway, and an outdoor civic space at West Avenue and Dickson Street. The project was approved by Fayetteville voters as part of the April 2019 sales tax bond election.

For more information about the Cultural Arts Corridor, visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/culturalartscorridor.