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The remaining 2 lanes of southbound Illinois Route 29 that have been under construction this summer, were recently opened.  Above is where the new stretch of road south of Barry, opened.  The stretch runs thru Breckenridge and around Edinburg, to connect with the existing 2 lanes of southbound traffic that had been constructed from Sharpsburg to Taylorville a few years ago.

 

The new section of northbound lanes are down to one lane as they're being repaved as part of the final portion of construction.

 

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation tell Regional Radio News, that a formal ribbon cutting to open the completed construction, will take place later this fall.

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