Intersection improvements and signalization, including pedestrian signals.
Why is It Important?
This intersection is currently unsignalized, and traffic on Center Street is uncontrolled. There are high numbers of pedestrians crossing Center street, high numbers of left turn movements from Center Street to the Harmon Parking Garage on the University campus, and numerous buses that travel through the intersection. Signalization will allow for a more orderly movement of traffic, a safer environment for pedestrians, and will allow the Razorback Transit buses to navigate the intersection more easily.
What is the Current Status?
McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc. was selected to design the improvements to this intersection.
The 60% design plans are scheduled to be submitted for City review on May 15, 2020.
When Will it be Completed?
The design is expected to be completed and the project bid for construction in October of 2020. Construction could then begin around January of 2021 and be completed by fall of 2021.
How is it Funded?
Funding for the project comes from the Bond issue that voters approved in April 2019.