Construction preparation is underway at the site of a planned roundabout in north Fayetteville.
The work requires closure of the southbound lanes of Northhills Boulevard at Futrall Drive and south toward the entrance of Washington Regional Medical Center.
The east side of the road is open and has been converted to allow for two-way traffic. Drivers needing to travel south on Northhills Boulevard from Futrall, including those traveling to the hosptial, may still do so using the temporary south-bound lane on the east half of the boulevard.
When available, a Fayetteville Police Department officer will direct traffic during the morning rush hour through Friday.
This phase of the traffic configuration will last for the next couple of months while the first half of the roundabout is constructed. Traffic flow will shift during the second phase of construction.
The roundabout will eliminate the four-way stop at the intersection of Northhills and Futrall, an area that sees heavy traffic flow during peak hours when vehicles begin entering and exiting Fulbright Expressway.
Two other traffic-calming projects are planned in north Fayetteville including a flyover connecting northbound College Avenue traffic to the westbound lanes of the Fulbright Expressway and an extension and widening project on Van Asche Drive between Gregg and Garland avenues.
Construction on the roundabout is set to be complete in six to eight months.