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Springfield Applies for Intersection Development Funding

Springfield officials are asking for about 3 million dollars to improve the I-70 and State Route 72 interchange.  If granted the funds, the city also plans to reconfigure and beautify the Leffel Lane and South Limestone intersection.

Assistant city manager Bryan Heck says the intersection has the potential to spur new development in the area, “We have a real advantage in that there’s sixty thousand cars a day that travel through that interchange and we’re already seeing some of the fruits of that with the new Kroger development and other planned development that could come down the road. ”

City officials expect to get a decision on the proposed funding from federal officials in the spring.

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