Interstate 49/Wedington Drive Utility Relocations

Interstate 49/Wedington Drive Utility Relocations

 What is this project?

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) will be improving the interchange at Interstate 49 and Wedington Drive. In order to make way for these improvements, the City of Fayetteville Utilities Department will need to relocate some existing water and sewer infrastructure. Some of the water and sewer lines will be upgraded when they are relocated outside of the future roadway areas.

Why is it important?

The water and sewer relocations must be done to facilitate the ARDOT widening project. The increased capacity of any lines upgraded during the relocation process will benefit the area in the future.

What is the current status?

Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc. has completed all design work and permitting. Easement acquisition is underway, as well as finilization of agreements between the City and the Arkansas Dept. of Transportation. This project will go to public bidding in early 2020.

When is completion expected?

Construction is expected to begin and be completed in 2020.

How was this project funded?

This project is funded from within Water/Sewer Relocations – Bond Projects, and will be partially reimbursable by ARDOT after completion.