Cyclists and joggers were forced to use a temporary, gravel detour path during construction, but the fully-repaired paved trail was reopened Thursday evening.
Last year’s heavy floods caused a large portion of the streamside slope leading up to the trail to be washed away taking several pieces of the path’s asphalt with it.
Repairs to a heavily damaged section of Frisco Trail are set to begin this week just south of the Center Street trail crossing.
Heavy flooding last April caused a large portion of the streamside slope leading up to the trail to be washed away. As a result, large pieces of the path’s asphalt tore apart and fell into the creek.
Fayetteville residents and business owners with property damage from the recent storms can now apply for federal assistance by registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The damage is bad enough that Trails Coordinator Matt Mihalevich was hesitant to speculate on when repairs would even be started, let alone complete.
In brief presentation during the City Council agenda session on Tuesday, transportation officials shared photos taken during a survey of the Monday afternoon flood damage.
Something tells me that years from now, we’ll be telling our great grandkids about the “great flood of 2011” that overtook the area on Monday, April 25.
Storm debris and flash flooding left several roads and bridges impassable Monday evening, but only one street remained closed Tuesday morning in Fayetteville.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS DISASTER EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION WHEREAS, heavy rains have occurred throughout Washington County over the last week and caused flash flooding and other damage, and additional heavy rains are expected; and, WHEREAS, immediate attention to such is required to protect the public health and safety; THEREFORE, I, Marilyn Edwards, County Judge, do find that
We had one of the largest snows in the history of Fayetteville this year, and now it appears a historic flood is taking over the city.