Over the next few weeks, multiple essential public works projects will cause road closures and navigation challenges on Main Street and beyond in Downtown Bentonville.
The City of Bentonville alerted residents of a full street closure on South Main Street between SW/SE 2nd Street and SE 4th Street beginning on Friday, September 9, 2022. The closure requires extra detours and awareness while visiting Downtown Bentonville and is related to two roadway construction projects. Detour signs are in place, and local foot traffic will be permitted to residences and businesses. The closure is expected to last through mid-October but could be delayed by weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
While these projects benefit the Bentonville community in the long run, in the short term, construction projects eliminate convenient parking and prevent foot traffic needed for businesses to thrive.
“We want to encourage our residents and visitors to make an extra effort to support the businesses affected by construction projects downtown. These businesses may require additional efforts to enter, including accessing from back doors. Still, they are a valuable and essential part of our downtown community and need support,” says Downtown Bentonville Incorporated Executive Director Andrew Heath.
Businesses affected by road closures include Bentonville Mercantile, Bentonville Provisions, Ramo d’Olivo, Superfine Sweet Shoppe, Engel & Volkers Real Estate, Amy Keever Gallery, Southern Style Boutique, Eyes on the Square, Moosejaw, Bentonville Taproom, First Security Bank, among many other private businesses and services.