North Street corridor work to begin, lane closure coming

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Improvements to the North Street corridor are set to begin this month.

Crews are scheduled to begin constructing a dedicated left-turn lane for drivers turning south onto College Avenue from North Street beginning Monday, April 15.

The work will require closing the one-block stretch of North from College Avenue up the hill to Washington Avenue from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday until the project is completed in late May or early June.

Aside from the new turning lane, a crosswalk will be built on the south side of the College-North intersection, and new traffic signals will be installed.

Once the work is completed on the south side of the intersection, crews will transition to the north side of the street to continue making improvements.

Future phases of the overall project will include further improvements from College Avenue to Mission Boulevard and from Garland Avenue to Gregg Avenue. The work will feature sidewalks, shared-use paved trails, trees, lighting and intersection improvements.

The project is funded by the street improvement bonds that Fayetteville voters approved in 2019.

See more about the project at the city’s website.

Intersection improvements at North Street and College (City of Fayetteville)