Beautification projects ramp up in Holts Summit

Denise Oxley, right, chairman of the 54 Ramp Beautification Committee, and Pamela Murray, president of the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association, stand at the southeast Center Street exit ramp in Holts Summit, which will be the first of six U.S. 54 ramps the organizations will beautify this spring.

Denise Oxley, right, chairman of the 54 Ramp Beautification Committee, and Pamela Murray, president of the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association, stand at the southeast Center Street exit ramp in Holts Summit, which will be the first of six U.S. 54 ramps the organizations will beautify this spring. Photo by Don Norfleet.

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — Denise Oxley had filled her Holts Summit yard with decorative plants and was looking around for a challenge when it hit her.

“Why not beautify one of the off-ramps on Route 54 through Holts Summit?” she asked.

Next month, Oxley plans to start beautification projects on six U.S. 54 exit and entrance ramps in Holts Summit.

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She began checking into the beautification project that eventually led to involvement with the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Holts Summit Board of Aldermen and the Holts Summit Community Betterment Association.

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