MLK-Area Walkability Improvements

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Updated 10-4-2021

What is this Project?

Allocation of $1 million in sidewalk and pedestrian improvement in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, between School Avenue and College Avenue.

Why is It Important?

Citizen comments during the Fayetteville Mobility Plan identified a need for additional sidewalks and pedestrian amenities in this area.  Sidewalk locations will be selected based on citizen feedback, and will focus on connections to shopping and services from residential areas.

Public Input Opportunity

Speak Up LogoThe City is seeking public input on the walkability improvements proposed for the MLK Blvd. area. To weigh in, please click here to visit Speak Up Fayetteville and complete a brief questionnaire.

What is the Current Status?

Key streets within the M.L.K. Walkability area have been identified and approved for improvements by the City's Transportation Committee. 

Street Section Improvement Description  
Locust St from the Razorback Greenway to 7th StSidewalk on west side 
Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd from Church Ave to Wood AveSidewalk and parallel parking on south side, upgraded crosswalks at Block Ave and Willow Ave
South St from S. College Ave to Archibald Yell BlvdSidewalk on north side widened with green space, parking consolidated to north side
Block Ave from Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to South StNew ADA complaint sidewalk ramps, vegetation clearing
S. College Ave from South S to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Speed cushions and curb extensions on the Spout Springs Branch bridge, enhanced crosswalk at South Street 


When Will it be Completed?

Construction projected for 2022, 2023

How is it Funded?

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