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Posted on: February 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Springfield holds groundbreaking ceremony for Batson Parkway Extension

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The City of Springfield will officially break ground on the long-awaited Batson Parkway extension on Friday, January 6, 2023. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on the corner of William A. Batson Parkway and Blackpatch Drive.

This extension, Phase 2 of the William A. Batson Parkway project, will connect Highway 41 South, near Experiment Station Road, to Tom Austin Highway and the Walling Road intersection, providing commuters a bypass of southern Springfield. Currently, the William A. Batson Parkway connects Tom Austin Highway to Backpatch Drive/New Cut Road.

Work is scheduled to be completed in 18 months, weather permitting.

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