What is this Project?
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 design and land acquisition are complete. A bid opening was held on April 5, 2022. On May 3rd, the City Council approved a contract with NEC, Inc. for the construction of this project. Construction is underway.
View the design plans here.
When Will it be Completed?
Construction was expected to be complete by February 2023. The contractor has experienced some utility delays. The project will likely be completed by the end of July 2023.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.