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HWY 100 bypass opens in Cedar Rapids

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A long-awaited bypass in Cedar Rapids connecting the west and southwest sides of town, is finally open to motorists

The four-mile stretch of Highway 100 connecting Edgewood Rd to Covington Rd opened Thursday afternoon.

A press release from the Iowa Department Transportation encouraged drivers to check out the new roadway.

"The opening of Iowa 100 will be a major benefit for motorists to get to the west and southwest sides of Cedar Rapids. The public is encouraged to take a trip and enjoy the scenic view of this new section of roadway," it said.

The highway opening comes ahead of schedule as it was originally planned for early 2017.

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