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The Southwest corridor or Southwest Expressway was a project designed to bring a four-lane highway into the City of Boston from a direction southwesterly of downtown. It was supposed to connect with the Interstate 95 highway at the Yankee Division highway (MA 128). City nickname: Beantown, The Hub, The Athens of America Location in the state of Massachusetts Founded September 17, 1630 County Suffolk County Mayor Thomas Menino (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 232. ... Interstate 95 or (I-95) is an interstate highway that runs 1907 miles (3070 kilometers) north and south along the eastern United States coast. ... Route 128 is a ring highway with Boston at its center and surrounded by the concentric Interstate 495. ...


The project started in 1948 with William F. Callahan's Master Highway Plan for Metropolitan Boston, went through several adjustments and then was killed by popular pressure. Having been witness to recent housing clearances for the Interstate 93 expressway as well as similar projects in New York City and other cities, the population of the affected area was largely unwilling to repeat similar costs for another expressway. 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... City nickname: The Big Apple Location in the state of New York Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg Area  - Land  - Water 1,214. ...


The corridor was later recycled into the new route for the MBTA's Orange line and Amtrak's Northeast Corridor with much of the surface area being developed as a 52 acre (210,000 m²) linear park. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a quasi-governmental organization formed in 1964 that controls most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Amtrak is the trademark name of an intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... For the agglomeration of metropolitan areas, see article on BosWash megalopolis The Northeast Corridor (NEC) is an electrified railway line with overhead wires running from Washington, DC to Boston, Massachusetts, passing through Baltimore, Maryland, Wilmington, Delaware, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New York, New Haven, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island. ...


[Southwest Expressway - Unbuilt (http://www.bostonroads.com/roads/southwest/)] - A very comprehensive overview


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Southwest Expressway (I-95, unbuilt) (2789 words)
The Southwest Expressway was to connect the urban core of Boston with the southwest suburbs, and eventually extend to Providence.
The 10.3-mile-long Southwest Expressway was to begin at an interchange with the Southeast Expressway (I-93, US 1, and MA 3) and the Inner Belt (unbuilt I-695), in the vicinity of Massachusetts Avenue and Southampton Street in Roxbury.
Planning for the Southwest Corridor project included over 1,000 meetings with communities along the corridor to discuss everything from station location and design to flow of related automobile traffic, construction materials, landscaping materials, installation of station art, and use of adjacent parkland.
Rail transit in metropolitan Denver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (993 words)
Expected to be open on November 17, 2006 [2], construction of the Southeast Corridor route is now slated to be completed by late August 2006, some 22 months ahead of schedule.
Routes expected to utilize the Southeast Corridor include the E and F Lines from downtown Denver to Lone Tree, the H Line from downtown Denver to Aurora, and the G Line between Lone Tree and Aurora.
The area along the I-25 North corridor is growing heavily, and is expected to continue to grow.
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