Dave Ward Dr to College Ave
The City of Conway has been awarded $3 million from Metroplan for the reconstruction of Salem Rd from Dave Ward Dr to College Ave.
Funding is provided through the Surface Transportation Block Grant and Carbon Reduction Programs, federal-aid transportation programs administered by the Federal Highway Administration. Metroplan awards funding to qualifying projects based on applications from member jurisdictions and a rigorous review process.
While the City of Conway has invested time and resources to make Salem Rd better for motorists and safer for pedestrians and cyclists, more can be done to bring the heavily traveled corridor up to our current standard for a major arterial. Outside of Hwy 65 (Harkrider St), Salem Rd serves as one of the city’s longest routes connecting southern Conway to Interstate 40.
Salem Rd improvements:
Improvements to the corridor will include:
“The city will see many benefits from this project in terms of improved safety, greater connectivity, better transportation alternatives, and less congestion,” said Mayor Bart Castleberry. “This project will also connect to the Connect Conway Trail and will support the Central Arkansas Regional Greenway as it will serve as a major connector in a densely populated area of Conway.”
Metroplan is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for the four-county region of Faulkner, Lonoke, Pulaski, and Saline counties. It is a voluntary association of local governments that has operated since 1955. For more information, see www.metroplan.org.
The Surface Transportation Block Grant program (STBG) provides flexible funding that may be used by States and localities for projects to preserve and improve the conditions and performance on any Federal-aid highway, bridge and tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus terminals.