Low-key event puts stamp on years of efforts to get bypass on Highway 23
PAYNESVILLE -- Since he began working on the project nearly 14 years ago, Paynesville Mayor Jeff Thompson has been waiting for the day when ground would be broken on the state Highway 23 bypass around his town.
During a ceremonial groundbreaking Saturday in a soybean stubble field where an exit will be located, Thompson said now he can't wait for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the end of the project. It will be another long wait.
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