Several road construction projects to begin in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD - The Springfield Office of Public Works has announced several road construction projects that are scheduled to begin on March 23.

Public works officials say the following roads will be under construction in order to prepare for resurfacing:

- 11th Street between Toronto Road and Ernest Hemingway Drive
- Toronto Road between the East 6th Street frontage road and Shepard Road
- Buckeye Drive
- Stanford Avenue between MacArthur Boulevard and 4th Street
- Piper Glen Drive
- Port Stewart Drive
- Panther Creek Drive
- Blackwolf Drive
- Various roadways in the North Lake Shore Subdivision

Officials also say sidewalks and sidewalk ramps at intersections will also be affected by this project.  Sidewalks on Franklin Street from North Grand Avenue to Elliot Street, Bond Street from North Grand Avenue to Elliot Street, Elliot Street from Franklin Street to Bond Street, and Cook Street between 6th Street and 8th Street will be removed and replaced.

These construction projects are expected to last two months, weather permitting.  Motorists are encouraged to slow down, use caution, and be aware of workers and equipment in these areas, and to seek alternate route if possible. 

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