A section of the city’s trail system will be closed for about a month while crews work to replace an aging stretch of asphalt with a concrete surface.
Crews on Monday began work on a 400-foot section of Frisco Trail between Dickson Street and Spring Street next to the West Avenue parking lot across from the Walton Arts Center.
Trail traffic is being detoured through the parking lot.
A similar project was recently completed on the trail just south of the parking lot from Spring Street to Meadow Street.
Aside from updating the old asphalt surface, the work is also part of the Upper Ramble, the next phase of the cultural arts corridor that includes a 50-acre civic plaza at the southwest corner of Dickson Street and West Avenue.
The plaza will replace the entire 290-space West Avenue parking lot once construction is complete on a replacement parking deck across the street.
Phase 1 of the corridor, called the Lower Ramble, opened last fall. It features a reconstructed section of the Razorback Greenway through Fay Jones Woods from Prairie Street to Center Street.