Hwy 112 / Garland Ave: Poplar St to Drake St

What is this project? 

This one-mile section of Garland Ave (Hwy 112) will complete the widening of this roadway from the University north to I-49 tying into the new interchange improvements.

 The project will include:
• Four lanes divided by a center median and five lane sections.
• 5-foot-wide sidewalks along both sides of the roadway.
• Creation of a roundabout at the intersection of W. Altheimer Drive & Cassatt Street.

Why is it important? 

This arterial will provide another major access to the University and athletic events from the newly constructed I-49 interchange on the north.  It  will provide additional capacity and safety for the growing campus of the U of A.

What is the current status? 

The City is in the process of hiring an engineering firm to design this project.  The first step is to have the Scope Of Work approved by ArDOT which was submitted by the City to ArDOT for review and approval on February 5, 2018.

When is completion expected? 

Construction should take approximately 18 months to complete.  It is anticipated the construction will be in 2020 & 2021.

How was this project funded? 

This project is funded by the State via a partnering agreement with ArDOT which was approved by City Council in January, 2017.