A portion of Porter Road will be closed through mid-December so crews can construct a roundabout in front of the new police headquarters campus in west Fayetteville.
Porter is set to close from Sycamore Street to the intersection of Deane Street and Stephen Carr Memorial Boulevard beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, according to a new release.
Note: The project start date was previously announced to begin Oct. 10, but city officials said due to an equipment delay, the closure will begin Tuesday.
Traffic will still be able to pass through the intersection at Deane and Stephen Carr, but a lane shift will be in place, so drivers should use caution when traveling through the construction site. Detour signs will direct traffic to Porter Road via Sang Avenue and Skylar Drive, according to the release.
The work is part of the Midtown Corridor project, which includes improvements on Porter and Deane, as well as Sycamore and Poplar streets. In addition to a new 1.75-mile trail, the project includes new curbs, storm drainage, lighting, street trees and sidewalks with green space.
The project is partially funded by the Streets Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville voters in 2019. For more information, visit the city’s project page.