Major transportation infrastructure and mobility projects are funded through various sources, including the Transportation Bond Fund, the Capital Improvements Fund, and through federal-aid funding. In September 2006, City of Fayetteville voters approved a bond issue for the purposes of improving the City's transportation system. The $65 million bond issue, along with state and federal funding of $24.6 million, is providing funding for numerous transportation improvement projects, including intersection projects, new locations, major widening projects, street enhancement projects and bridge rehabilitation projects. The City is currently undergoing a Mobility Master Plan that will be updated to prioritize projects for the coming 10 years.
The projects included in the Transportation Improvement Bond Issue were selected by the Transportation Committee and the City Council. Individual project schedules are updated periodically and project updates are reported at each regular Transportation Committee Meeting. In addition to projects managed by the City, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has several projects under construction and in planning/design. Click here to see AHTD projects.
The transportation projects found on this page are all an integral part of the arterial loop, a system of east/west and north/south roadways around the perimeter of the City, connected with miles of trails and sidewalks.
"We have a 20-mile box around the city that we've designated as the major growth area, and we plan to have four-lane roads surrounding this box. Green space and wide shared-use paved trails will be on one side of the roadways and sidewalks with green space on the other side," Mayor Lioneld Jordan said. "You can take a bus. You can drive a car. You can ride a bike, or you can walk around the city."