Road construction in downtown Springfield begins


FROM CYBER ATTACKS AND DATA BREACHES. RYAN: SPRINGFIELD IS TRYING TO GET THEIR ROADS READY FOR THE MGM CASINO OPENING NEXT YEAR. 22NEWS REPORTER MIKE MASCIADRELLI SHOWS US WHICH ROADS ARE BEING REPAIRED AND HOW IT’S AFFECTING DRIVERS. WHETHER YOU’RE ON THE HIGHWAY. OR IN DOWNTOWN, YOU’RE BOUND TO SEE IT IN SPRINGFIELD. CONSTRUCTION. LIBERTY LEBRON: SPRINGFIELD THEY’RE TAKING TOO LONG THEY ARE CLOSING DOWN OUR OPENINGS THAT WE NEED TO GET ON TO GET TO WORK AND SCHOOL AND IT JUST MAKES IT A DAILY ISSUE. WORK BEGAN AT 7 MONDAY MORNING AT SEVERAL ROADS IN THE CITY, INCLUDING PLAINFIELD STREET, UNION STREET, AND DWIGHT STREET AT THE I-291 OFF RAMP. CREWS WILL ALSO BE MAKING REPAIRS TO THE MEMORIAL BRIDGE. MIKE MASCIADRELLI: WORKING FOR YOU ALL OF THIS CONSTRUCTION IS RELATED TO THE NEW MGM CASINO THAT’S SLATED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER OF 2018. MGM AND SPRINGFIELD ARE SPENDING 7 MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED ON THESE ROAD IMPROVEMENTS. WILLIAM BREWLE: SPRINGFIED IT’S A CITY THAT’S UNDER DEVELOPMENT SO I THINK WHATEVER STRUGGLE WE HAVE WITH THE TRAFFIC IS WORTH IT. MGM SPRINGFIELD SAID THEY’RE EXPECTING 10 THOUSAND VISITORS A DAY AT THEIR CASINO WHEN IT OPENS NEXT YEAR. JUAN LOPEZ: SPRINGFIELD YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WHO WILL BE HERE PLAYING THSOE GAMES, THEY’RE GOING TO GO OUT OF THEY’RE WAY TO GET THAT MONEY AND GO PLAY. CONSTRUCTION ON THESE ROADS WILL CONTINUE ALL OF THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK, FROM 7 IN THE MORNING TO 4 IN THE AFTERNOON.. DRIVERS SHOULD PLAN FOR DELAYS AND LANE SHIFTS ON THESE ROADS.

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