Construction for the 11 Under Trails tunnel crossings begins Monday, March 4, according to the city of Bella Vista.
The tunnels will be built under major roadways.
The first tunnel will be built under Lancashire Blvd., known as Arkansas Hwy. 340, between Nature Trail Lane and Cannock Drive.
Weather permitting, work will be done between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and one-lane traffic will be in place, according to the release.
A ground-breaking was done in September 2018, of the 50-mile trail system about 20 miles has been completed. Bella Vista City Council voted for Crossland Heavy Contractors to do the construction project.
“The trails system is named after the 11 tunnel crossing — nine will be built in the central part of the city, the existing overpass beneath Ark. Hwy. at Pinion Creek Drive and one tunnel included in Arkansas Department of Transportation plans for future improvements to Ark. Hwy. 340 near East Chelsea Road,” according to the release.
Visit the city’s website, www.bellavistaar.gov., for construction updates.