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Shovels await the Pasco County officials who will wield them during Monday's groundbreaking for the Ridge Road extension construction project.

NEW PORT RICHEY -- Pasco County officials held a groundbreaking for the Ridge Road extension project, which is about to get under way after more than 20 years of regulatory review.

In phase on the the project, Ridge Road will be extended to the east, to the Suncoast Parkway toll road.