The state highway department announced Friday the preferred alignment of a corridor that would connect Fayetteville to Rogers, relieving some traffic congestion in the area.
The alignment of a new eastern north-south corridor would extend Highway 265 north from Highway 264 to Highway 94, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.
The highway department plans to extend the highway by improving existing routes and introducing new construction.
“It will begin at Highway 264 and continue in a northern direction along Old Wire Road. At Frisco Cemetery Road, the alignment will continue north on a new location until it connects with South First Street,” according to a statement released by the state highway department. “The alignment will then continue north along South First Street and end at Highway 94 in Rogers.”
Highway Commissioner Dick Trammel said he believes the project will relieve traffic congestion in the area.
The department will release details of the design at an unspecified future date.