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It's the start of something big for the town of Biggsville. Literally. Construction is now underway for a new, 4-lane expressway around U-S 34, that will make travel a lot easier for local residents. The 41-million dollar project has been in the works for several years.

And with the concern of safety and truck traffic near West Central High School, which is located along the stretch of road, officials and locals say now is a good time to start.

"U-S route 34 right now, goes directly in front of their high school, West Central High School, and because of that it creates a safety issue," said Ann Schneider, Secretary of The Iowa Department of Transportation.

The bypass is especially important to Michele Shnicker. She lost her husband just four months ago to a truck accident right on U-S 34.

"It's been four months for me, and I'm very excited to see this progress start, but like I said, it's a start and we just need to see it through," she said.

The project is expected to be completed by late fall of 2014. Locals hope the six-mile stretch will also extend from Monmouth to Burlington.

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