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Oak Street to be widened

Posted: December 10, 2013 - 11:43am
Motorists negotiate Oak Street in downtown Conway near the site of a new arch to welcome drivers into the area. City officials say their are plans to widen Oak Street in the near future.  ERIC WHITE STAFF PHOTO
ERIC WHITE STAFF PHOTO
Motorists negotiate Oak Street in downtown Conway near the site of a new arch to welcome drivers into the area. City officials say their are plans to widen Oak Street in the near future.

A bit more than the usual caution is recommended for downtown drivers at the west side of Oak and Harkrider streets where a column of the downtown arch “pinches” eastbound traffic and can be problematic for fire trucks and ambulances.

City engineer Ronnie Hall says that the road beneath the arch will be widened to five lanes early next year, and the arch column shouldn’t be a problem. 

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ucabear09
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ucabear09 12/10/13 - 01:32 pm
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Widening

Please tell me how they plan to "widen" that area to five lanes. Are these lanes going to be setup to Prius specifications? I guarantee my full size truck won't fit in one lane down there with the 5 lane setup.

fdsjfsdjfsda543543543
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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 12/11/13 - 09:30 pm
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There's your answer right

There's your answer right there. If you are too incompetent to drive your too big truck downtown, stay away. You don't need a full size truck anyway. What a waste of gas and natural resources those vehicles are.

alipage72
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alipage72 12/10/13 - 03:26 pm
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agree

Wondering how they would accomplish that. Perhaps removing what little parking there is? There really isn't any frontage to take away from the existing businesses, so I'm also picturing lanes only able to fit a couple of smart cars side by side. Can anyone clarify how they are able to do it?

conwayville
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conwayville 12/10/13 - 08:58 pm
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More than likely the street

More than likely the street where the "arch" is will be changed to 5 full lanes, while Oak headed into historic downtown will remain narrow enough for 1.6 vehicles.

Drove downtown yesterday in my F250. What a joke. I used to be able to drive the same vehicle on any of the downtown streets without a problem. Seems like my truck might have swelled up a little? Or did the streets get narrower?

fdsjfsdjfsda543543543
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fdsjfsdjfsda543543543 12/11/13 - 09:33 pm
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Get a prius.

Get a prius.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 12/11/13 - 12:02 pm
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Clarification:

When they say "widened to five lanes" they are referring to widths that can only accommodate bicycles.

conwaygerl
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conwaygerl 12/11/13 - 12:29 pm
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Conway

The only town in Arkansas where all that is needed for additional lanes is more paint for striping.

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