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Rupple Road Extension Project - Public Input Opportunities

05/30/2013

Public Input Session Thursday, May 30, 5:00 to 7:00

Two public input sessions regarding the Rupple Road Extension Project will be held in May, and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. The first public input session will be held at the next Ward 4 meeting on May 20th beginning at 6:00 p.m. in room 111 of City Hall Room (113 W. Mountain Street). The second public input session will be held at the Boys/Girls Club (560 N. Rupple Road) on May 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rupple Road, located between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mount Comfort Road, is planned for improvements as part of the Transportation Bond Program. This project has four separate segments: an extension of Rupple Road south from Persimmon to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, widening the existing two lane section between Persimmon and Wedington, widening and sidewalk installation on the west side of Rupple between Wedington and Starry Night View, and realignment of the north end of Rupple near Mount Comfort Road to eliminate the narrow bridge and substandard intersection and create a 4-way, signalized intersection at Mount Comfort Road. Each of these projects will have separate design and construction schedules, which are based on several factors including funding sources, right of way acquisition requirements, and utility conflicts, but all improvements are planned to be completed by the end of 2016.

Design work on each of these segments is beginning. The first step in the design is to develop typical sections, which establish the street widths, number of lanes, sidewalk and green-space widths, and median widths. These typical sections and a preliminary alignment have been developed and will available for public review at the meeting to be held at the Boys and Girls Club on Thursday, May 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be a drop-in type event, with no formal presentation, so you may come by at any time during those hours of 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to view the plans and discuss the project with City staff. Comment forms will be available at the meeting for you to provide written comments. After the May 30 public meeting, comments will be compiled and presented to the City of Fayetteville Street Committee at its June meeting, which will be held on June 25th, 2013. Upon approval by the Street Committee, design work will proceed using the approved typical sections and alignments.

If you cannot attend the public input meeting on May 20 or May 30, but you still wish to review the plans, you can contact the Engineering Division at (479) 575-8206 or by email cbrown@ci.fayetteville.ar.us and set up a time to review the plans with City staff.  You can also view the concept plans and fill out a comment sheet to submit electronically to the City by clicking the following links:

Rupple Rd - MLK Blvd to Persimmon St  Rupple Rd - Persimmon St to Congressional St

 Rupple Rd - Congressional St to Starry Night View   Rupple Rd - Starry Night View to Mt Comfort Rd

 Rupple Rd Overall Project - MLK Blvd to Mt Comfort Rd   Rupple Rd - Comment Form Information

Rupple Rd - Electronic Comment Form