FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 7, 2022
Contact: Chris Brown
Public Works Director
UPDATE: Section of Porter Rd. to close Oct. 11 for roundabout construction
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — As part of construction for the Midtown Corridor Improvements project, a section of N. Porter Rd. – from W. Sycamore St. to the intersection of W. Deane St. and Stephen Carr Memorial Blvd. – will be closed to through-traffic beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11.
The project start date was previously announced to begin Monday, Oct. 10, but due to an equipment delay the closure will begin Tuesday.
The stretch of Porter will be closed to allow crews to complete a roundabout at Deane and Stephen Carr in front of the new Fayetteville Police Department Headquarters and Fire Department Station No. 8, both of which are under construction.
Work on the roundabout is anticipated to be completed by mid-December. During this time, a lane shift will allow traffic to continue on Stephen Carr and Deane. Northbound traffic will be shifted to what will be on-street parking after the project is complete.
Detour signs will direct traffic to Porter via Sang Ave. and Skylar Dr.
Public Works Director Chris Brown said, “Installing this roundabout will help alleviate congestion of traffic caused by the nearby onramp to Interstate 49, as well as provide better service and safety benefits for all legs of the intersection – for all modes of travel.”
The Midtown Corridor project includes work on Porter, Deane, Sycamore and Poplar St. – an important east-west connection for vehicle and bus traffic. In addition to the new 1.75-mile Midtown Trail, the project includes new curbs, storm drainage, lighting, street trees and sidewalks with greenspace.
The project is partially funded by the Streets Improvement Bond approved by Fayetteville residents in 2019. For more information on the Midtown Corridor project, including design plans, go to: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/3877/Midtown-Corridor-Project.
For more information, contact Public Works Director Chris Brown at 479-575-8207 or email@example.com.