Lane closure planned for U.S. 71 northbound

Speed limit reduced in construction area

A lane closure should be expected starting Tuesday, July 25 along U.S. 71 northbound at Mercy Way.

The left lane of northbound U.S. 71 will be closed near the intersection of Mercy Way through July 28 for paving of the new dedicated left turn lane project.

Drivers should be aware the speed limit has been reduced temporarily because of construction. The temporary speed limit in the construction zone is 35 MPH. By state law, fines for traffic violations double in construction zones.

Construction on the project began July 10. The City of Bella Vista has contracted with APAC Central, Inc. for the project. Per the contract, workers will have 60 days to complete the project, and construction is expected to be finished by September 8.

Updates will be posted on the city’s webpage and the city’s Facebook page — City of Bella Vista, Arkansas. For questions, contact City Hall at 479-876-1255. We appreciate your patience during this process and hope this project improves the flow of traffic for the public.