Construction Starts for Fayetteville Flyover

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5NEWS Reporter Christine Whitten talks about the construction of a new flyover bridge, also known as an overpass, in Fayetteville; the bridge will make it easier to get to Interstate 540.

The flyover bridge will provide an alternative way for drivers on northbound College Ave. who normally make a U-turn at Joyce Blvd. to access the Fulbright Expressway.

Instead of a U-turn, drivers will be able to take a left lane bridge that extends over southbound College Avenue traffic.

Drivers can then head west on the Fulbright Expressway or exit onto the Mall Ave. and Shiloh Dr. area.

The project is expected to cost $7.7 million, 80 percent of that will be covered by federal money, the rest by the City of Fayetteville.