71B Corridor Plan

71B Corridor Plan

The section of state highway 71B in Fayetteville is an important artery through the core of our City. Since I-49 was built, the through-traffic of Northwest Arkansas has transferred to that highway, which allows us to rethink the purpose of the 71B corridor. Our goal is to create a safe and convenient avenue for all modes of travel: pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and vehicle drivers.

Through this plan, you, along with other interested people, can help develop a vision and implementation program for the future of this community roadway. The 71B Corridor Plan study area includes:

  • North: N. College Avenue from North Street to northern limits near Lake Fayetteville
  • South: Archibald Yell Boulevard/S. School Avenue from Rock Street to Cato Springs Road

The planning process for development of this corridor offers opportunities to improve our economic vitality, increase the supply of affordable housing, expand our tax base, improve transportation options, create a more walkable city, and develop a more attractive “front door” to our downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

It's vital that we develop a shared vision that unites our community with businesses and property owners and identifies practical action steps. This vision will consider such important issues as land use, zoning, transportation, design, visual character, public space, and infrastructure. Community input is essential in creating that vision.

Visit the this City of Fayetteville webpage for more information: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/71b

Upcoming Community Input Opportunities

Tuesday, February 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Room 111
113 W. Mountain Street

Specific times and places to be determined.


Take two minutes to watch this video of a drive along 71B.


The section of state highway 71B in Fayetteville is an important artery through the core of our City. Since I-49 was built, the through-traffic of Northwest Arkansas has transferred to that highway, which allows us to rethink the purpose of the 71B corridor. Our goal is to create a safe and convenient avenue for all modes of travel: pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and vehicle drivers.

Through this plan, you, along with other interested people, can help develop a vision and implementation program for the future of this community roadway. The 71B Corridor Plan study area includes:

  • North: N. College Avenue from North Street to northern limits near Lake Fayetteville
  • South: Archibald Yell Boulevard/S. School Avenue from Rock Street to Cato Springs Road

The planning process for development of this corridor offers opportunities to improve our economic vitality, increase the supply of affordable housing, expand our tax base, improve transportation options, create a more walkable city, and develop a more attractive “front door” to our downtown and adjacent neighborhoods.

It's vital that we develop a shared vision that unites our community with businesses and property owners and identifies practical action steps. This vision will consider such important issues as land use, zoning, transportation, design, visual character, public space, and infrastructure. Community input is essential in creating that vision.

Visit the this City of Fayetteville webpage for more information: www.fayetteville-ar.gov/71b

Upcoming Community Input Opportunities

Tuesday, February 12, 5 to 7 p.m.
City Hall Room 111
113 W. Mountain Street

Specific times and places to be determined.


Take two minutes to watch this video of a drive along 71B.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    71B Corridor Plan Survey

    Your input is vital to create a plan for improvements along the 71B corridor. The study area is:

    • North: N. College Avenue from North Street to northern limits near Lake Fayetteville
    • South: Archibald Yell Boulevard/S. School Avenue from Rock Street to Cato Springs Road

    The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and effort.

    Your input is vital to create a plan for improvements along the 71B corridor. The study area is:

    • North: N. College Avenue from North Street to northern limits near Lake Fayetteville
    • South: Archibald Yell Boulevard/S. School Avenue from Rock Street to Cato Springs Road

    The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We appreciate your time and effort.

    Take Survey