INTERSTATE BEAUTIFICATION

Conway can impress the more than 60,000 people who see it from the interstate every day.

Over the course of a year, millions of people drive though Conway on the interstate. For many, that is the only impression they have of our city. A well-designed, properly maintained landscaping plan along our interstate corridor and exits – coupled with new, decorative bridges – will help Conway stand out on our nation’s third-longest interstate.

 The Conway chamber will raise private funds to implement landscaping master plans for Exits 127 and 129. Designed by Crafton Tull, the Exit 129 master plan preserves the heavily wooded interchange while eliminating invasive vines and brush to open the areas for additional ornamental trees. The Exit 127 master plan takes the largely barren interchange and adds 125 trees and 1,500 shrubs to develop a distinctive entrance into the city’s Oak Street corridor. The chamber will develop a plan for Exit 125 after interchange improvements are completed in 2019.