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Road work ahead

Rivaling the Big Dig in duration, the huge job of widening Route 128 for safety will take another 8 years

Construction along Route 128 in Canton, one of seven communities along 14.3 miles of the widening project. (Globe Staff / Bill Greene) Construction along Route 128 in Canton, one of seven communities along 14.3 miles of the widening project.
By Robert Preer
Globe Correspondent / August 3, 2008

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The reconstruction of the southern half of Route 128, now in its sixth year, bears certain resemblances to another big highway project recently concluded to the north. Like Boston's Big Dig, the widening of south suburban artery is taking a long time.

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