FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A historic bridge in Fayetteville will be closed for about three months for restoration starting Monday, March 14.
Mayor Lioneld Jordan will kick off the restoration of the Lafayette Street bridge at 4 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
During the restoration project, construction work will require the closure of W. Lafayette Street from N. Gregg to N. West Avenues to pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle traffic starting March 14 through mid-June. That portion of the road will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the duration of the project. Detours will be marked and a detour map is included below.
The Frisco Trail section of the Razorback Greenway and the Frisco Railroad line will remain open.
The Lafayette Street and Maple Street bridges are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the city intends to restore both in accordance with federal requirements and guidelines for historic structures.
Restoration of the Maple Street bridge will begin later this year.
Information about the historic bridges such as funding, condition, and history can be found here.