South Street between South College Avenue and Archibald Yell Boulevard / Staff photo
City officials are seeking public input on plans to improve walkability in the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard area in south Fayetteville.
Residents are encouraged to review the concept drawings and complete an online questionnaire at speakup.fayetteville-ar.gov.
The city’s 2018 Mobility Plan identified the areas between Walker Park and Archibald Yell Boulevard as a priority zone for improvements for pedestrian safety and connectivity. The proposed concepts include new sidewalks, safety improvements to crosswalks, traffic calming, vegetation clearing and ADA-compliant curb ramps.
Funding for the work would come from the bond issue approved by voters in April 2019.
Block Avenue and South Street improvements
Block Avenue – from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to South Street
- New ADA complaint sidewalk ramps
- Vegetation clearing along full length
South Street – from South College Avenue to Archibald Yell Boulevard
- Sidewalk on north side widened to six feet with three feet of green space
- Parking consolidated to north side
Locust Avenue and College Avenue improvements
Locust Avenue from the Razorback Greenway to 7th Street
- Addition of a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on west side
South College Avenue – from South Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
- Installation of speed cushions and curb extensions on the Spout Springs Branch bridge
- Enhanced crosswalk at South Street
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard improvements
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard – from Church Avenue to Wood Avenue
- Addition of an eight-foot-wide sidewalk on south side
- Addition of on-street parallel parking on south side
- Upgraded crosswalks at Block Avenue and Willow Avenue