Intersection improvements and signalization, including pedestrian signals.
Why is It Important?
This intersection is currently unsignalized, and traffic on Center Street is uncontrolled. There are high numbers of pedestrians crossing Center street, high numbers of left turn movements from Center Street to the Harmon Parking Garage on the University campus, and numerous buses that travel through the intersection. Signalization will allow for a more orderly movement of traffic, a safer environment for pedestrians, and will allow the Razorback Transit buses to navigate the intersection more easily.
What is the Current Status?
McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. was selected to design the improvements to this intersection.
The final plans are nearing completion and the City is working with adjacent property owners to obtain the necessary right-of-way and easements for the construction.
When Will it be Completed?
The design is expected to be completed and the project bid for construction by April of 2021. Construction could then begin around June of 2021 and be completed by the end of 2021.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.