Archibald Yell Blvd. Safety Improvements


What is this project?

The goals of this project include:

  1. Provide safe pathways for pedestrians to cross Archibald Yell Blvd
  2. Increase safety at the College Avenue/Rock Street/Archibald Yell Blvd intersection
  3. Improve safety and comfort for people unsinging the sidewalks along Archibald Yell Blvd.

Concepts have been developed as part of the Fayetteville Mobility Study, and as part of the Highway 71B Corridor Study, that include intersection improvements/signalization at College and Archibald Yell, and at South Street and Archibald Yell.

Why is It Important?

Archibald Yell Boulevard divides the historic downtown grid of streets south and east of the square. The 4-lane high-speed road is a barrier for access between neighborhoods to the south and east of downtown.  This project will reduce or eliminate these mobility barriers making it safer to walk or drive this corridor. In addition, the intersection at Archibald Yell Blvd/College Ave/Rock St has a history of accidents and needs safety improvements. To see the concept illustrations, click on the links to the right.

Was there Public Input?

Yes. There was extensive public input and outreach associated with the Motility and 71B Corridor Plans. In addition, the City conducted two surveys specifically about this project which had a total of over 700 responses. 

Results form those surveys can be seen at right. 

What is the Current Status?

Updated 12/3/2021

The design and land acquisition are complete. The project opening was held on October 26, 2021. The bid received exceeded the allowable amount to be able to award the contract. The project will be rebid in January of 2022.

When Will it be Completed?

Updated 12/3/2021

With a bid date in January 2022, construction could then begin in April of 2022. Construction would be completed by December of 2022.

How is it Funded?

Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.