The roundabout, located at the intersection of Futrall Drive and Northhills Boulevard, is in the final stages of construction. Although work isn’t quite complete, one lane of the roundabout is open to vehicular traffic.
The project eliminates a four-way stop just north of the hospital which sees heavy traffic flow during peak hours when vehicles begin entering and exiting Fulbright Expressway.
Eighty percent of the costs for the $3 million project came from a 2006 federal earmark appropriation for the Fayetteville Expressway Economic Development Corridor. The remaining 20 percent was paid using funds from the city’s Transportation Bond Program.
The roundabout is one of three planned projects designed to address traffic problems in north Fayetteville along with an in-progress flyover bridge connecting northbound College Avenue traffic to the westbound lanes of the Fulbright Expressway and an upcoming extension and widening of Van Asche Drive between Gregg and Garland avenues.