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Savannah parkway begun in 1990 opens final leg

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - After 24 years of construction that cost $182 million, the Harry S. Truman Parkway in Savannah is finally finished.

The final 2-mile stretch of the four-lane parkway was scheduled to open to traffic Friday morning after rush hour. The Georgia Department of Transportation built the road project in five phases, with construction starting in 1990.

The completed Truman Parkway spans nearly 11 miles, staring at Highway 80 just east of Savannah's downtown historic district and ending amid the shopping centers on the city's suburban south side.

Savannah-Chatham County police cars and Georgia State Patrol cruisers are assigned to lead the way as the freeway's newest leg opens to traffic at 10 a.m. Friday.

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