Raw video: Officials cut the ribbon on the Westside Parkway

Raw video: Officials cut the ribbon on the Westside Parkway

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning to mark the opening of Bakersfield's first new freeway in nearly 40 years.

The Thomas Roads Improvement Program has been building the east-west running Westside Parkway for nearly four years. The $240 million project was three decades in the planning.

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