The Picture Box

October 3, 2017
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This aerial view of the Route 40 and Interstate 79 junction at Laboratory is dated Sept. 27, 1961.
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Unidentified men get exit signs for Interstate 70 ready to go up in this photo that’s dated Aug. 15, 1967.
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A view of the construction of Interstate 79 from the golf course at Washington Country Club on April 12, 1963.

These days, we lament about construction on our already-congested highways or issues navigating roundabouts and diverging diamonds. It’s hard to imagine, but just 50-60 years ago, the conveniences of highways in the area didn’t really exist. Check out these photos of the roads under their initial construction from our archives.

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