The Conway City Council held a special meeting Thursday night to discuss possible renovations to Prince Street.

The city is planning improvements on Prince from the Western Avenue roundabout to Salem Road.

"It was a really informal meeting," Jack Bell, assistant to the mayor, said. "This was the first time the council had seen it (the proposal)."

Council members, as well as citizens, were able to see renderings of the renovations, while officials with the Street Department described how the changes would be laid out.

According to Bell, new renovations would include adding roundabouts at Ferris Street and Salem Road. The improvements would also widen Prince Street to four lanes and add a median.

"This is just a proposal so far," Bell said. "No decisions were made."

Bell said about 30 people attended Thursday’s meeting, offering good questions and good input. The public will have the chance to offer their thoughts at another meeting soon.

"The plan is to have a public input session probably within the next few weeks," Bell said. "We want to give everybody a chance to weigh in."

Bell said no new taxes would be needed for the renovations.

"We will use funds from a tax that is already used for projects," Bell said. "It’s like a pay-as-you-go thing."

The Prince Street renovations will be the second project funded by the tax. The Salem Road extension was the first project in which the tax funds were used.

(Staff writer Stephanie Fischer can be reached by e-mail at stephanie.fischer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1238. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)