The university wants to install a manned control booth at the intersection of Dickson Street and Harmon Avenue, to divert traffic while class is in session.
Buses and emergency vehicles will still be able to pass, but Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Mike Johnson says the move will cut down on the number of cars in an area with heavy foot traffic.
"Kimple hall has the highest student semester credit hours taught in that building," he says. "It's the busiest building on campus."
The town and gown recommendation will be sent to Fayetteville's street committee, and the decision is ultimately up to city council members.
If the city approves, the university plans to have a booth up and running in time for the first day of classes in January.
The university is asking Fayetteville's Advertising and Promotions committee for $1 million to help renovate the old Field House into a state of the art performance hall.
The committee supported the request, but suggests paying in smaller increments, $125,000 every six months rather than one lump sum.
The A & P Commission could make a decision at their next meeting on December 10.