Public Infrastructure Projects Paving Way for Continued Growth in Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 12:00 am  

Future plans for the infrastructure of Conway include a new interchange with Interstate 40 on the southern end of town.

Southern Interchange

Faulkner County has added almost 100,000 residents since it has added an exit to Interstate 40. The result has been growing pressure on interstate exits, local streets and highways. The remedy to those problems is already under way — a new full-service interstate exit is planned for I-40.

The exit will be in southern Faulkner County near the current 132 mile marker. The interchange will relieve pressure from the Dave Ward Drive exit, serve The Meadows Technology Park (home to Hewlett-Packard) and stimulate development in southern Conway. Construction on the $28 million project is scheduled to begin in 2012, and the exit is scheduled to open by 2015.

Growth may be the norm in Conway. It has been for decades. However, sustained economic growth cannot be taken for granted. It takes planning, preparation and resources. These projects represent Conway’s commitment to quality growth, first-class infrastructure and a secure economy. They are an investment in our long-term success that we will all soon enjoy.

 

 

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