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Fayetteville’s Gateway Corridor Project Gets Green Light

Posted March 17, 2008 9:55 p.m. EDT
Updated March 18, 2008 12:13 a.m. EDT

— The Fayetteville City Council approved the Gateway Corridor project Monday night.

Plans call for transforming the area surrounding the Airborne & Special Operations Museum into a city gateway and building a state veterans' park.

The project also requires replacing the Rowan Street bridge with a new one a little farther north. The renamed Veterans Memorial Bridge will go down to a roundabout, connecting Rowan Street to Murchison Road and Bragg Boulevard.

The roundabout will improve traffic flow, eliminate a cluster of intersections and allow the development of unused space, city officials said.

Council members said Monday evening they would take more time to consider a part of the project that would turn 11 acres of Rowan Park into a mixed-use development.