Connection of Sain Street and Vantage Drive, to create a continuous route between Joyce Blvd. and College Avenue.
Why is It Important?
This connection will provide an alternate route to Joyce Blvd. for east-west traffic. When the long term planned improvements are completed, it will provide a direct connection to the Fulbright Expressway, so that traffic can avoid using College Avenue when traveling between Joyce Blvd. and the Fulbright Expressway.
What is the Current Status?
The Bid Opening was held November 4, 2020 and Crossland Heavy Contractors was the low bidder. City Council has approved awarding the contract to Crossland after receiving concurrence from ARDOT.
Construction began in March 2021. The 320' bridge over Mud Creek is 90% complete. The overall construction project is 50% complete.
When Will it be Completed?
It is anticipated that construction will be completed in July/August 2022.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019, and from federal aid funding distributed through the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission.