Highway 36 Opens in Macon

6 years 4 months 3 weeks ago July 11, 2010 Jul 11, 2010 Sunday, July 11 2010 Sunday, July 11, 2010 1:53:43 PM CDT in News

Saturday morning Kit Bond and other important figures dedicated VFW Memorial Highway 36.

This creates a four-lane highway from Chicago to Kansas City. The portion just completed is 52 miles long and stretches from Hannibal to Macon. The groundbreaking was in 2007.

Senator Kit Bond says highways and road are critical to developing Missouri and helping its economy.

Senator Kit Bond says, "Good roads equal economic development, companies want to do business in places that are easy for their employees, clients, customers, visitors, and suppliers to reach."

The new highway should increase business in Northeast Missouri. Saturday's celebration started at 6:30 a.m. with a five-k run. The race continued into the afternoon with a series of flag stops at cities along Hwy 36, ending in Hannibal.

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