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Springfield breaks ground on long-awaited road project


Officials with the city of Springfield have broken ground on the long-awaited Batson Parkway extension, which is the second phase of the William A. Batson Parkway project. The extension will connect Highway 41 South near Experiment Station Road to Tom AUstin Highway and the Walling Road intersection. This will provide commuters with a bypass of southern Springfield. Work on the project is expected to take 18 months, weather permitting.