Downtown Sidewalk/Walkability Improvements

What is this Project?

Allocation of $3 million of funds for downtown sidewalks, lighting, curb ramps, and other pedestrian improvements.

Why is It Important?

Citizen feedback during the Fayetteville Mobility Plan and the Parking Master Plan indicated a desire for better walkability in the downtown area, especially between the downtown square and the entertainment district.  Poor lighting, narrow and obstructed sidewalks, lack of curb ramps, and need for additional crosswalks were all identified as areas of concern.  This allocation of funds will allow for implementation of these types of improvements, on street corridors within the downtown area.

What is the Current Status?

Updated 02/06/23

Spring Street Lighting

Construction is complete.

Church Avenue - Mountain to Spring

Construction is complete.

Prairie Street and West Avenue

View the Prairie Street and West Avenue project overview (PDF)

The City of Fayetteville Engineering Division is working on the design for this project. The design is complete.  This project is scheduled to bid in June 2023..

Dickson Street - Arkansas to College

The project will include striping, enhanced pedestrian crossings, ADA ramp improvements, sidewalk widening in some locations and lighting. Design work has started on this project.  Pavement overlay and striping from School to College is scheduled for June 2023.

Project overview: School to Locust

When Will it be Completed?

Updated 02/06/23

  • Church Avenue and Meadow Street: Construction is complete.
  • Prairie Street and West Avenue: Design is complete, and construction is expected in fall 2023
  • Spring Street Lighting: Installation is complete.
  • Design work is currently underway on the first section of Dickson Street between School and Locust.

How is it Funded?

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