Flyover Bridge Bids Opened

Posted: November 3, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Here's an image that might help with your understanding of the flyover project. North College on ramp that will connect to Fulbright Expressway before the Joyce and College intersection

Construction is set to begin early next year on a long-awaited flyover bridge that will connect northbound College Avenue to the Fulbright Expressway and two streets south of the Northwest Arkansas Mall.

At A Glance

Busy Interchanges

The busiest interchange in Washington County is Interstate 540 and Sunset Avenue in Springdale with about 67,000 cars a day on I-540 and 40,000 on Sunset Avenue. In Benton County, the busiest is I-540 and Walnut Street-Walton Boulevard on the Rogers-Bentonville line, with 72,000 cars a day on I-540 and 33,500 on Walnut-Walton. The busiest interchange in the state is I-430 and I-630 interchange in west Little Rock.

Sources: Arkansas Highway And Transportation Department, Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, City Of Fayetteville

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Conceptual Drawing

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This should have been done years ago when they developed the area. Oh well, glad it is being done finally.

Posted by: Apbacker

November 3, 2012 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cost more to build it now, but elected officials, don't seem to have a large amount of foresight beyond the next election.

Posted by: JailBird

November 3, 2012 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Now we need better access off of I-540 in to the whole NWA Mall area!
I was part of a group that met with AHTD representatives and determined that an interchange could be constructed between the Fulbright Expressway and Johnson interchange, disputing the notion that it did not meet separation criteria!
This area is Fayetteville's major "Economic Engine" and better access will ensure it's continuance and economic viability!

Posted by: Bill_Ramsey

November 5, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )