Bentonville, AR... The City of Bentonville Engineering Department is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss the proposed drainage and street construction projects listed below. The public is invited to ask questions, view plans, and provide comments. Please visit https://www.bentonvillebond.com/ for more information regarding the proposed drainage and street improvement projects.Location: Walmart Room - Bentonville Public Library - 405 S Main Street, Bentonville, ARTime: 4:30pm – 6:00pmDate: Thursday, November 17th, 2022The following projects will be available for comment, with Engineering Department staff available to answer any questions.
Rainbow Curve Improvements
The existing intersection of Walton Boulevard and Highway 12, commonly known as Rainbow Curve, currently has an overall intersection LOS E, which will continue to deteriorate to an LOS F prior to the 2040 Design Year. The recommended improvements primarily consist of installing a flyover bridge to remove the westbound, left-turning traffic from the intersection. With the recommended improvements, an LOS C will be achieved for the projected 2040 traffic.
SW Gator Boulevard - S Morningstar Rd. to SW Gator Blvd.
The project consists of constructing approximately 0.57 miles of SW Gator Boulevard between S Morningstar Road and the existing end of SW Gator Boulevard into a three-lane roadway with pedestrian/bicycle facilities that are consistent with the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Public comments were received during the public input process requesting SW Gator Boulevard connectivity to S Morningstar Road. This project will complete the corridor by providing a continuous east-west connection from SW H Street (Highway. 112) to S Morningstar Road. This connection will provide much-needed pedestrian facilities between residential neighborhoods and schools and will improve traffic congestion on adjacent east-west corridors such as SW Regional Airport Boulevard.