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Route 29 between Taylorville and Springfield officially held it’s ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday outside of the community building in Rochester. The event was well attended by many lawmakers from the local level all the way to the national level. The special guest of the day was Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, who said the Route 29 project is a great example of what can happen when people decide to tackle a problem. Even if that problem takes years to solve.



Governor Rauner said the project is first and foremost about improved safety on the highway, but also brings many economic benefits to the communities along the Route 29 corridor.



The Governor also thanked the parties involved in the project, and said that the Route 29 project is a good example of why we should invest more in infrastructure.

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