The northbound lanes on Archibald Yell Boulevard will be shifted starting Monday, April 10 to allow crews to construct median islands at the intersections with South College Avenue and East Rock Street.
This work is part of the ongoing Archibald Yell Improvements project, which is funded by the Streets Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019.
The construction of the islands, which is anticipated to take about two weeks, will require northbound traffic to be reduced to one lane that will be shifted to what is normally the inner lane for southbound traffic. Meanwhile, southbound traffic will also be reduced to one lane.
Once the islands are completed, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane, and southbound traffic will use two lanes as work continues on the project, which is anticipated to be completed in June.
This project aims to make Archibald Yell (soon to be renamed Nelson Hackett Boulevard) safer for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists. The project will provide one lane for traffic in both the northbound and southbound directions between South School Avenue and Rock Street. Additionally, it will include a new turning lane for that stretch, as well as a cycling lane on the outside of the southbound direction.
Other new traffic-calming measures that will be implemented as part of the project include a new traffic light and crosswalks installed at the intersection of South Street and crosswalks at the intersection with Rock Street.