Did the City of Fayetteville ever ask AHTD to design Highway 265 as a five-lane road?
AHTD: The City of Fayetteville never asked that Highway 265 be designed as a five-lane roadway. The object is to provide a facility to adequately handle current and projected traffic patterns. Question: Who made the decision to design Highway 265 as a five-lane road? AHTD: Based on current and projected traffic patterns, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department recommended that Highway 265 be designed as a five-lane facility. Question: What role did the City play in this decision? AHTD: The City of Fayetteville concurred in the five-lane option. Question: Did the City ever express any opposition to the five-lane design? AHTD: No opposition to a five-lane facility was expressed by the City. A resolution by the Fayetteville City Council supporting the widening ofHighway 265 and encouraging the Department to include a landscaped median “if it will not significantly delay or threaten” the project was mailed to the Highway Commission as the Department was preparing for the u