City to host public meeting on Highway 71B corridor plans

Courtesy, City of Fayetteville

City officials will host a public meeting to show designs and seek input on the next phase of improvements for the 71B Corridor Plan.

The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15 in the Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library.

The next phase of the project will focus on improvements for the roughly half-mile stretch of College Avenue between North Street and Sycamore Street.

City officials said the meeting will have an open forum format, with designs on display. Residents who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer feedback on the proposed project, with city staff and engineers on hand to offer remarks and answer questions. Meeting attendees will be asked to submit their comments to staff, or via email.

Those who cannot attend can provide feedback through an online survey through Aug. 23.

The Highway 71B Corridor Plan improvements are part of the Street Improvements Projects bond issue approved by voters in 2019. Signalization, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure improvements, safer roadway crossings, drainage improvements, and other items are part of the proposed plan, officials said.

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