Clinton Drive and Harmon Avenue / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer
Improvements to the intersection of Clinton Drive and Harmon Avenue near the University of Arkansas campus are scheduled to begin Monday, June 27.
The work will include installation of a traffic signal along with turning lanes on both Clinton Drive and Center Street.
City officials said the intersection sees a high volume of pedestrian traffic from university students as well as a large number of vehicles turning left from Clinton Drive toward the Harmon Avenue parking deck. Numerous buses also travel through the intersection.
“Signalization will allow for a more orderly movement of traffic and a safer environment for pedestrians, and it will allow Razorback Transit buses to navigate the intersection more easily,” said Matt Casey, the city’s engineering design manager.
During the project, Clinton Drive will be closed to thru-traffic from Harmon Avenue to the Stadium Drive roundabout. Residents will still have access to their homes, Casey said. The road closure is anticipated to last until Aug. 1.
The nearly $2 million project is funded by transportation bonds that voters approved in 2019. The City Council last month approved a $1.75 million contract with NEC, Inc. for construction work. The cost for design and construction management was $179,765, and the land acquisition cost was $54,700.
The overall project is estimated to be completed by early 2023, according to city documents.
Full design plans are available at fayetteville-ar.gov/3595/CenterHarmon-Intersection.
(City of Fayetteville)