Fayetteville Officials Want Changes To I-540 Interchange Designs

Deadline For Public Comment Is Friday

Posted: April 2, 2014 at 5 a.m.

City officials want to see some changes to plans for new Interstate 540 interchanges at Wedington Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

At A Glance

Public Comment

Residents have until Friday to comment on plans to overhaul the Interstate 540 interchanges at Wedington Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. To view designs, go to the Fayetteville Engineering Division’s page at accessfayetteville.org and click on “Transportation Projects Conceptual Plans.” A link is included under the heading “Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department Projects.”

The Highway Department asks residents to fill out cards, which can be found at arkansashighways.com. The cards can be emailed to Lynn Malbrough, head of the department’s environmental division, at lynn.malbrough@arkansashighways.com or mailed to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, Environmental Division, P.O. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR 72203.

For more information, call 501-569-2000.

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Council Action

Fayetteville’s City Council met Tuesday and approved:

• A $70,000 amendment to a $695,000 contract with Garver engineering for design work associated with a parking deck on the Walton Arts Center property.

• Several changes to the process for approving planned zoning districts.

• Buying 13 vehicles for $295,000.

• A $55,000 contract with the Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas for recreation services for senior citizens at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center and Hillcrest Towers.

• An agreement with the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission for hotel, motel and restaurant tax collections and accounting services.

Source: Staff Report

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