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Route 50 Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Route 50 groundbreaking was held on February 26, 2007. Thanks to Kruger's Greenhouse for the use of their facility.


U.S. Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioner Mike Kehoe

Bill Anderson, director of policy for Governor Matt Blunt

State Senator Carl Vogel

State Representative Bill Deeken

State Representative Kenny Jones

Cole County Presiding Commissioner Marc Ellinger

Randy Allen, president/CEO -- Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce

Musical Performance:

Sounds of Joy, California High School.


Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Project Map

Two residents look over the project map before the ceremony.


Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Sounds of Joy

Sounds of Joy, a vocal group from the California High School, sang the national anthem and a patriotic medley during the ceremony.


Reading Program

About 150 people were on hand to celebrate the beginning of the project.


Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Senator Kit Bond

U.S. Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond spoke about the increased safety the new highway will bring.


Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Shovel

State and local dignitaries pose with the MoDOT's five-handled groundbreaking shovel.


Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Track Loader

Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioner Mike Kehoe climbed aboard a track loader at the end of the ceremony.

Route 50 Groundbreaking -- Cookies

The California Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a reception, complete with Missouri-shaped cookies.















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