Working on Your Exit Strategy

March 16, 2021


Working on Your Exit Strategy

NWA Daily

Fayetteville, some major traffic changes are coming your way in the next few years. The City of Fayetteville and the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) are working on a $50 million project to build Interstate 49 interchanges at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and 15th Street with other multi million dollar projects scheduled to begin.

  • MLK & 15th Street exit: The Arkansas Highway Commission recently approved the city's plan for the intersection between MLK and 15th Street, which includes street extensions west, roundabouts, and an overpass that will allow the street to intersect with frontage roads South Futrall Drive and South Shiloh Drive.

  • Wedington Drive exit: In the meantime, construction is set to begin on a $37.6 million I-49 interchange at Wedington Drive. The northbound on ramp loop that is designed for the site will eliminate the need for a traffic light and reduce traffic sitting on the overpass. If you've ever been caught on Wedington after work, you know why we're cheering this project on.

  • “The interchange design by ArDOT is a welcome improvement overall," said said Chris Brown, public works director for the city. Read more on the project HERE. -5 News

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