Archibald Yell Safety Improvements

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The City of Fayetteville is seeking input on final design plans before approving changes to Archibald Yell Blvd.

This project came from recommendations in the 2006 Downtown Master Plan, 2018 Mobility Plan and the 71B Corridor Plan and is funded by the voter-approved 2019 Bond program.

In preparation for a potential redesign of Archibald Yell, the City has commissioned a traffic study and surveyed more than 500 residents. The survey data and traffic study both strongly supported recommendations from the transportation master plans. The City has also reviewed crash data on this corridor and applied best practices from the Federal Highway Administration in planning this project.

Preliminary plans include restriping Archibald Yell Blvd. from Prairie St. to Rock St. to convert the street from 4 lanes to 3 lanes. Reconfiguring lanes in this was has been proven to create safer, more efficient streets by reducing the number of rear-end crashes by allowing left turning vehicles to exit the thru-lanes. This also has the added benefits of traffic calming, allowing space for people to safely walk along the road, and making it feasible to install safe crosswalks. The traffic analysis by the City’s consultant has proven that the 3-lane section will handle the traffic without increasing congestion.

Plans also detail reconfigurations of the intersection at Rock Ave., School Ave. and College Ave. and the intersection of South Street and Archibald Yell Blvd.

Click here to visit the Archibald Yell Improvements page on the City of Fayetteville website.


The City of Fayetteville is seeking input on final design plans before approving changes to Archibald Yell Blvd.

This project came from recommendations in the 2006 Downtown Master Plan, 2018 Mobility Plan and the 71B Corridor Plan and is funded by the voter-approved 2019 Bond program.

In preparation for a potential redesign of Archibald Yell, the City has commissioned a traffic study and surveyed more than 500 residents. The survey data and traffic study both strongly supported recommendations from the transportation master plans. The City has also reviewed crash data on this corridor and applied best practices from the Federal Highway Administration in planning this project.

Preliminary plans include restriping Archibald Yell Blvd. from Prairie St. to Rock St. to convert the street from 4 lanes to 3 lanes. Reconfiguring lanes in this was has been proven to create safer, more efficient streets by reducing the number of rear-end crashes by allowing left turning vehicles to exit the thru-lanes. This also has the added benefits of traffic calming, allowing space for people to safely walk along the road, and making it feasible to install safe crosswalks. The traffic analysis by the City’s consultant has proven that the 3-lane section will handle the traffic without increasing congestion.

Plans also detail reconfigurations of the intersection at Rock Ave., School Ave. and College Ave. and the intersection of South Street and Archibald Yell Blvd.

Click here to visit the Archibald Yell Improvements page on the City of Fayetteville website.


  • This is a follow-up questionnaire to gather responses to the latest changes to the City's plans for improvements to Archibald Yell. These adaptions were based on the public's feedback to the original plans as shown in the previous questionnaire. This short questionnaire should take no more than five minutes. Thank you for providing us with your feedback!

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