The City of Guthrie has been awarded a Highway Beautification grant from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. This grant will provide funds to plant seventy-three trees and shrubs on the sides of Highway 77 (South Division), from Johnson Road at the north to the area near the intersection of Highway 77 and Interstate 35.
City Staff worked with the Guthrie Transportation Authority and Forestry Board to select the types of trees suitable for the Central Oklahoma environment. The plantings will include Crepe Myrtles, Arizona Cypress and Amur Maple trees.
In 2010 the City was awarded a similar grant, which enabled the City to plant Crepe Myrtles along the Highway 33 (Noble Avenue) corridor at the east entrance to Guthrie. The grouping of Crepe Myrtles has become a signature symbol for all Guthrie’s entryways.
This new grant will continue with that theme. Future projects for the Guthrie entrance beautification program will include city welcome signs to complement these tree plantings.