Tuesday, May 27, 2008

OK City to Tear Down Highway

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma has a radical solution for repairing the state's busiest highway. Tear it down. Build a park.

The aging Crosstown Expressway — an elevated 4.5-mile stretch of Interstate 40 — will be demolished in 2012. An old-fashioned boulevard and a mile-long park will be constructed in its place.

Oklahoma City is doing what many cities dream about: saying goodbye to a highway.

USA Today


Anonymous said...

But the article points out it's mostly a relocation of the freeway, not an elimination of it.

Anonymous said...

"cities evolve one messy step at a time"


Josh Mahar said...

If only Seattle could jump on the bandwagon. Sigh...