Thursday's official groundbreaking for the Nagel Road interchange was the end of one era and the beginning of another.
Plans began more than eight years ago for an interchange at Nagel Road and Interstate 90, an idea that has been around for 16 years. Over that time, there were many sticking points including obtaining land and how the project will be financed.
This year, the last obstacle -- the financing agreement -- was cleared and work is underway.
For many involved in the project, Thursday's ceremony at Petitti's Garden Center was a time to reflect on what it took to get here.