The city’s Public Works department began making some changes to the intersection of South School Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in south Fayetteville.
A crew on Thursday converted the southbound, outside lane of South School Avenue into a right-turn-only turning lane.
A new sign and on-street markings are currently in place, and officials said an arrow turning signal should be installed by the end of the week.
Chris Brown, the city’s public works director, said the change was made to improve the capacity of southbound traffic turning right at the intersection, which is one of the busiest in the city, and to reduce congestion.
The change is one of several modifications that will take place in the area in the coming months. An overhaul of Archibald Yell Boulevard will reducing the road from four lanes to three lanes, and add a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing at South Street. A redesign of the road’s intersection at Rock Street is also underway.