The head of the group that’s been working for years to widen Route 29 between Springfield and Taylorville says some of the economic dividends of the project are starting to come through.
Mike Bell of Project 29 says an industrial park in Taylorville is tied directly to increased traffic flow from the improvements. He says his home town of Edinburg is also seeing growth… including a planned truck stop and Subway restaurant just off the highway. The final phase of improvements is set for completion in 2015.
A public meeting on the status of the widening and the economic opportunities it could bring is planned for 6pm Wednesday evening at Jan's Bar and Grill in Edinburg.