Greenway detour required for arts corridor construction

Signs mark a closure and detour route of the Razorback Greenway along Frisco Trail at Prairie Street in Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

FAYETTEVILLE — A portion of the Razorback Greenway along Frisco Trail will be closed for about seven weeks to allow for continued construction of the cultural arts corridor, known as The Ramble.

The trail will be closed from Center Street to Prairie Street through the Fay Jones Woods until May 6, according to Matt Mihalevich, the city’s trails coordinator.

Trail traffic will be detoured onto nearby Gregg Avenue (see map below), which is currently closed to through-traffic. Since Gregg is open to local traffic, trail users should be cautious of infrequent vehicular traffic. Plus, Mihalevich said the surface condition of some areas of Gregg are sub-optimal, so special care should be taken.

From a news release:

Traffic barrels will be used to warn trail traffic of adjacent work areas, where applicable. Walkers, runners and cyclists are asked to observe detour and other signs on trails and provide adequate distance between themselves and construction work.

Greenway closure at Center Street / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Ramble is a 50-acre planned outdoor public space which follows the Greenway from Dickson Street to Prairie Street. It will feature parks, a forest, trails, boardwalks, tree-lined sidewalks, terraced creeks and gathering spaces. The project is funded by a voter-approved $31.6 million bond issue.

Construction of the Lower Ramble, which includes the area south of Center Street, began in September 2020, and also includes improvements to West Avenue next to the Fayetteville Public Library.

The Upper Ramble includes a new park and plaza that will replace the large parking lot at the southwest corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue across from the Walton Arts Center.

» See concept images of the arts corridor project

Detour Map