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Obey secures nearly $1 million for Weston project

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by Meg Bonacorsi

WESTON (WAOW) -- Congressman Dave Obey is delivering almost a million dollars in federal money to improve a road in Weston.

The money will pay for the expansion of Schofield Avenue between Ryan Street and County Highway J.

The mile and a half section of road will be widened from two lanes to four.

Obey says he wanted to federal money for the project because transportation is crucial to economic development and safety, "You've got schools around here as well as a lot of developing businesses and so by improving the road here you have an improvement all the way around.  It's good for the community and it's good for the people who live here."

2 schools and an industrial park are located on the stretch of road, which is traveled by over 15,000 cars each day.

Online Reporter: Meg Bonacorsi

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