ArDOT to host meeting on MLK interchange project in Fayetteville

by Jeff Della Rosa ([email protected]) 1,239 views 

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) will host a public meeting Tuesday (June 14) in Fayetteville on the proposed improvements to the Interstate 49 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (U.S. Highway 62) interchange in south Fayetteville. The project estimate was nearly $50 million.

The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Willard and Pat Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain St.

The proposed improvements include adding lanes to I-49 and Highway 62 and building an I-49 overpass at 15th Street in Fayetteville.

Meeting materials will be available online starting Tuesday. Link here to the materials. The public can view meeting materials and provide written comments until 4:30 p.m. June 29.

In 2021, the Arkansas Highway Commission approved the city of Fayetteville’s preferred plan that included installing an interchange at 15th Street. The city would pay an additional cost of about $1.5 million for the plan.