Prairie Street, West Avenue construction project to begin July 15

Image: Courtesy, City of Fayetteville

A project to improve walkability around Prairie Street and S. West Avenue will begin in Fayetteville next week.

The project, part of the city’s Street Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019, will include new crosswalks, flashing beacons near the trail crossing, landscaping, widened sidewalks, and new on-street parking, officials said.

Construction of the improvements will require closing of Prairie Street between West Avenue and S. Gregg Avenue for the first phase of the project.

The first phase is expected to take about four months, with two additional four month phases planned after that.

Traffic will be detoured to W. Center Street during construction, though property and driveway access for residents and businesses on the street will be accessible.

Razorback Greenway traffic will also be detoured later during the construction process, officials said.

Future phases of the project will close Prairie from West Avenue to S. School, along with a lcosure of West Avenue from Prairie to the Fay Jones Woods Entrance at W. School Street.

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The area shown in yellow will be closed during the first phase of the construction project / Courtesy, City of Fayetteville