Midtown Corridor Project brings new sidewalk and bike trail to Sycamore Street

The project will require closure of Sycamore between Garland and Leverett for about two months.
A vehicle travels west on Sycamore Street in a construction area on Thursday, June 20, 2024. (Flyer photo/Todd Gill)

FAYETTEVILLE — Construction will soon begin on a long-awaited sidewalk project on Sycamore Street.

The project will require closure of Sycamore between Garland Avenue and Leverett Avenue beginning Monday, June 24. The closure is expected to last about two months, during which time traffic will be detoured to North Street.

The work is part of the final phase of the Midtown Corridor Project, which runs 2.3 miles from Interstate 49 at the Porter Road exit to College Avenue at Poplar Street.

It includes widening Deane Street from two to three lanes and continuing the bike trail east from the new police headquarters to where it will cross the street at Lynn’s Place. From there, the trail will head south and then east next to Tri Cycle Farms before crossing Garland Avenue and onto Sycamore Street.

The 12-foot trail will continue along the south side of Sycamore toward the Razorback Greenway. A sidewalk is also planned on the north side of Sycamore.

To get near College Avenue, trail users will take the Greenway to Poplar Street and then head east on a new 12-foot trail that runs along the north side of Poplar to Gregg Avenue.

After crossing Gregg, those using the trail can take an existing spur to Yates Avenue and then hop on a new 10-foot trail between Yates and Woodland Avenue. An on-street route will head south along Woodland toward Gregory Park.

Funding for the project comes from a $410,000 Walton Family Foundation design grant and from the bond issue Fayetteville voters approved in 2019.

Midtown Corridor Project plan (City of Fayetteville/Enlarge)