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Casino developers contend with traffic concerns

As it prepares its bid for a casino resort in Brimfield, MGM Resorts is working feverishly to accomplish an equally difficult feat: build a Massachusetts Turnpike interchange.

It will not be easy. The company is concerned about the rock and ledges at the interchange site. There are wetlands to avoid and nearby neighborhoods that must remain undisturbed. Plus it must navigate a long and complex state and federal approval process that comes with no guarantees. And then there is the cost: an estimated $30 million for roads, ramps, three bridges, and a tollbooth.

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