I-49 signs installed for Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard in Fayetteville

Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard sign on Interstate 49 (Todd Gill/Fayetteville Flyer)

FAYETTEVILLE — More signs were recently installed marking Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard.

Crews this month completed the installation of exit signs on Interstate 49 for the newly named street section on Porter Road between Deane Street and Mount Comfort Road. City street signs were installed in January.

The City Council last year renamed the section in honor of Carr, who was killed in 2019 after being shot behind the police station in downtown Fayetteville.

The street runs past the site of the new police headquarters facility that’s currently under construction (see map below).

Carr was ambushed by a gunman who shot him 10 times in the head while he was sitting in his patrol vehicle in the open parking lot behind the police station. The new facility will include a gated area for patrol vehicles in an effort to keep officers safe during shift changes.

The 82,630-square-foot facility will also include a bronze memorial sculpture of Carr based on a photo that shows the officer comforting an abandoned dog who was left tied to a bench on Dickson Street. Carr later adopted the dog and named it “Red.”