Summer Construction Wraps Up Around U of A

FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) -- Fall semester starts next week at the University of Arkansas, which means thousands of people will be converging on the Fayetteville campus for school -- and football season.

Summer construction is expected to wrap up before the start of classes next week. A large parking lot is currently under construction at the intersection of Meadow and Razorback Road. That should give them about 800 additional parking spots. This will especially help out during the six  Razorback home football games this season.

"We're keeping up so we don't get behind," said Mike Johnson, Associate Vice Chancellor for facilities. "We're also investing in the future with new construction and also putting money away for buildings in the future. When it comes a time for major renovation we'll actually have some money."

They will also make a four-way intersection out of Razorback and Meadow where they're installing signal lights. So there will be a new piece of Meadow to the west of Razorback and a new piece of Graham Street that goes north and stops just short of Hotz Hall, which will be in the middle of a parking lot.

The students' first day of class is Monday (Aug. 22).