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State to fund redesign of Route 1 in preparation for new casino traffic

The state will fund a first look at redesigning parts of Route 1 to improve traffic in Saugus and Revere as it prepares to face additional traffic brought in by the casino. (Spenser R. Hasak)
SAUGUS — A redesign of Route 1 is in its preliminary stages as the state Gaming Commission anticipates there will be an increase in traffic with the opening of Encore Boston Harbor Casino. “The city of Revere and the Town of Saugus have long been plagued by the woeful inadequacy of outmoded old Route 1,”…

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