Pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements along the existing corridor between Highway 71B and Old Missouri Road, along with traffic flow improvements at critical intersections. Bond Phase One funding is for design only.
Why is It Important?
Rolling Hills serves as an important east-west connection. Improving this connection for traffic capacity and safety is a priority. The existing section of Rolling Hills carries about 10,000 cars per day, but also is a street serving an existing neighborhood, and is a connection to Butterfield School. Therefore, safe facilities for bicycles and pedestrians is a priority as well. The cross section and details of the design will need to address all of these concerns.
A protected-bike-lane pilot project on Rolling Hills Drive, undertaken by the local non-profit organization, Bike NWA, has recently come to a close. The black bumpers used in the pilot will be removed in mid-February, to be replaced by rumble strips and bike reflectors as an interim solution until the permanent street improvements are completed.