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Ahead of Republic Road Widening Phase 3, Public Invited to Open House

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Springfield citizens are invited to an informational open house tonight concerning the widening of Republic Road.

This is the third phase of the project, which extends the road to five lanes from just west of Parkcrest Avenue to Fairview Avenue. It will include the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, stormwater infrastructure, gas and water utility renewals, and a new traffic signal at Broadway Avenue and Republic Road.

Construction on the $2.2 million project is expected to begin by late April and completed by the end of this year. It is funded through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

Today’s open house is scheduled from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 27 at Wesley United Methodist Church; 922 W. Republic Road.