After more than 20 years, the construction on Route 29 between Taylorville and Springfield is complete. One Taylorville resident whom is extremely happy about this is Congressman Rodney Davis. Davis said as someone who witnessed the accident that started the talks of expanding the road, he's pleased to see it finalize. He said the four lanes and heightened speed limit will help build economy for Edinburgh and Taylorviile, as well as create safer travels for those driving on that stretch of road.
Davis said he doesn't expect the construction to be totally finished though. He said he would like to see the road continue though Taylorville and connect to Route 51 near Pana for those who travel greater distance, to make sure they can be safe on more of their journey than now.
Congressman Davis appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.