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Transportation Improvements Finally on the Radar

Anyone who has driven on Tom Austin Highway recently knows that a very big road project is taking place between Memorial Blvd. and Batson Parkway. The long awaited widening to five lanes of Hwy 431S is well underway, with an estimated timeline of 30 months, ending in mid 2018.

The $19.2 million contract includes a two-mile widening of Springfield's Tom Austin Highway from three to five lanes, new bridge lanes over Carr Creek, curbs, gutters and sidewalks on both sides and new traffic signals that will be located at the entrance to NorthCrest Medical Center, Watson Lane near Wal-Mart and at the William A. Batson Parkway and Walling Road intersection.

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