101 Town Center, P.O. Box 5655, Bella Vista, AR 72714 (479)876-1255

Portion of Highlands Boulevard to close for construction


Construction on the 11 Under Trails tunnels beneath major roads in Bella Vista continues.


Chelsea Road is set to reopen to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 28. Crews will begin working on the second tunnel on Highlands Boulevard the week of July 1.

A section of Highlands Boulevard, from Barrhead Lane to Kirkcaldy Drive, will be completely closed during the project, which is slated to take approximately five weeks. Heavy traffic, including large trucks, will be diverted on a designated detour along Hiwassee Road to Ark. 279 during the closure.

Local traffic is encouraged to take alternate routes in the area that work best for each driver.

Updates will be provided as construction progresses. Residents can also sign up to receive text alerts for information such as road closures by texting the word BELLAVISTA (one word) to 888-924-1255.

Weather and other unforeseen circumstances could affect this project. We appreciate motorists’ patience through this process.