City seeks input on south Fayetteville walkability plans

South Street between South College Avenue and Archibald Yell Boulevard / Staff photo

City officials are seeking public input on plans to improve walkability in the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard area in south Fayetteville.

Residents are encouraged to review the concept drawings and complete an online questionnaire at

The city’s 2018 Mobility Plan identified the areas between Walker Park and Archibald Yell Boulevard as a priority zone for improvements for pedestrian safety and connectivity. The proposed concepts include new sidewalks, safety improvements to crosswalks, traffic calming, vegetation clearing and ADA-compliant curb ramps.

Funding for the work would come from the bond issue approved by voters in April 2019.

» See the online questionnaire

Block Avenue and South Street improvements

Block Avenue – from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to South Street

  • New ADA complaint sidewalk ramps
  • Vegetation clearing along full length

South Street – from South College Avenue to Archibald Yell Boulevard

  • Sidewalk on north side widened to six feet with three feet of green space
  • Parking consolidated to north side

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Locust Avenue and College Avenue improvements

Locust Avenue from the Razorback Greenway to 7th Street

  • Addition of a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on west side

South College Avenue – from South Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

  • Installation of speed cushions and curb extensions on the Spout Springs Branch bridge
  • Enhanced crosswalk at South Street

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Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard improvements

Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – from Church Avenue to Wood Avenue

  • Addition of an eight-foot-wide sidewalk on south side
  • Addition of on-street parallel parking on south side
  • Upgraded crosswalks at Block Avenue and Willow Avenue

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