The state’s plans for the project were first unveiled in 2014, but have since been changed to reflect the inclusion of a bike and pedestrian path as requested by Fayetteville planners.
Pedestrians and cyclists in west Fayetteville will eventually have a safe way to cross Interstate 49, but it won’t come without a significant cost.
Fayetteville residents have until Friday, April 4 to comment on the state’s proposed plans for improvements to the I-540 interchanges at Wedington Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
State officials will not build a roundabout as part of upcoming improvements to the Wedington Drive interchange on Interstate 540 in west Fayetteville.
The upcoming Rupple Road extension will be built as a four-lane boulevard from Wedington Drive to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
One alderman said he would rather see the city build a two-lane road on the new stretch instead of a four-lane boulevard.
A public meeting is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 20 in the cafeteria at Asbell Elementary School, 1500 N. Sang Ave.
Council members on Tuesday unanimously approved the Wedington Corridor Plan, setting the stage for future infrastructure improvements to the growing area west of Interstate 540.
A three-lane roundabout could one day be built on Wedington Drive just west of Interstate 540.
More than 75 people showed up to the kick off meeting to hear remarks from Ward 4 alderman Rhonda Adams, and a presentation on the history of the area by city planner Jesse Fulcher.
City planners are asking residents to participate in a weeklong series of master planning events to help shape future land use, access, and transportation decisions in the Wedington area.