Last Sunday, Oak Street was closed until about midnight while Corco Construction installed the entry arch as part of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce’s Rogers Plaza project.

"We brought a crane in and welded it to the columns," said Justin Bennett, project manager. "Then we painted the part of the structure that is over the road."

Crews are now working on the masonry around the columns, pouring pavement in the plaza and finishing the fountain work, Bennett said.

Landscaping the islands that break up the areas of pavement will be the final step in the construction process, he said.

Corco has contracted a sign company to install the "Historic Downtown Conway" and City of Conway trademark circled "c" lettering on the arch.

The signs are expected to arrive soon, Bennett said. Corco is leaving the installation time up to the sign company, but doesn’t expect any road closings this weekend.

When complete, Rogers Plaza will serve as a defined entrance to downtown, one of the city’s goals as laid out in the city’s strategic plan, Conway 2025.

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