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Fayetteville “flyover” open for business

Becky Ketelaar, left, staffing manager for Olive Garden restaurant, waves alongside, from left, Sandra Urbina, hostess, and servers Cory McKinnie and Logan McKinnie, wave at the first cars to use the Fayetteville “flyover” Wednesday, July 2, 2014, following a ceremony to open the bridge and roadway. The completed project will improve access to businesses in and around the Northwest Arkansas Mall, including Olive Garden, and connect northbound College Avenue with the Fulbright Expressway.

For anyone wanting to head out of town and get on the interstate, it can be difficult. Access to businesses on Shiloh Drive and Mall Avenue is limited. This project was meant to address both problems and will alleviate the need for a U-turn at Joyce and College. Seeing the workers from Olive Garden waving at cars sums it up nicely. They were genuinely excited to see cars traveling on the bridge and roadway.

About Andy Shupe

Andy Shupe was born at Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., before moving to Berea, Ky., where he grew up. After graduating from Berea College with a degree in biology in 1993, Andy moved to Fayetteville and began working for the Northwest Arkansas Times as a clever ploy to enable him to see his beloved Kentucky Wildcats play basketball. In addition to photography, Andy enjoys baseball, working on old cars and marveling at how old that makes him sound.