Traffic Flow - Phase 2
As the project downtown continues to progress, please watch for changes in traffic flow.
***Traffic Flow Update 3/12/2018
**Southbound traffic is open to motorists for normal traffic flow.
**Northbound traffic is being diverted around the library. (You won't be able to follow East Main directly into downtown). Drivers will be diverted from East Main south on Maxwell, west on Jefferson in front of the library and north on Mt. Olive. Turn into downtown from University for the best chances of finding available parking and to get to all businesses.
The Broadway Street downtown project is well underway. We know there will be some inconveniences during this construction. Don’t worry though, downtown businesses are open!
Once completed, Broadway Street will:
- Be more pedestrian friendly
- Continue to be a destination for shopping and eating with features that encourage customers to spend more time downtown
- Contain ecologically friendly features including rain gardens and landscaping
- Display public art as an additional attraction
- Have angled parking on both sides
The downtown improvement project ideas came about through the Siloam Springs Downtown and Connectivity Master Plan, a document lead and presented by Main Street Siloam Springs. Hundreds of community members participated in multiple public meetings, brainstorming sessions and design discussions. The final plan was approved by the City of Siloam Springs Board of Directors August 19, 2014.
Steps have been completed to implement the Siloam Springs Downtown and Connectivity Master Plan including the installation of public bike racks, mural and public art installations, the Mt. Olive road diet, the development of the Library Parks and the current downtown Broadway construction project.
The Broadway Street downtown construction project will require some intermittent street and lane closures throughout. Construction will involve street closures along University St, from Mt Olive St to Broadway St; Central St, from Mt Olive St to Maxwell St; Alpine St, from Mt Olive St to Maxwell St; and Maxwell St, from Alpine St to Central Street. Beginning in February, sections of Broadway St. will be closed to northbound traffic.
Customers and downtown visitors will be able to continue to frequent open businesses. We encourage you to park along Maxwell Street or in the available parking lots near the Hoffman Building, the Community Building or the Arvest owned parking lot at Ashley and Mt. Olive. Many spaces will be open on Broadway and University as long as traffic flow cones are not in marked spots.
Please refer to the City’s website at www.SiloamSprings.com for the latest on parking, traffic flow and project updates.