engineering - Daryl Gallagher Dr. Freyne 9/13/07 Roads and...

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Daryl Gallagher Dr. Freyne 9/13/07 Roads and highways are crucial for our present day society to function on a daily basis. There was one time when we only had small roadways for local traffic with main roadways used to handle the major congestion but eventually these main roadways couldn’t handle the amount of traffic so the highway was introduced into metropolitan areas to ease congestion on the roads and provide a faster commute time for drivers. Today in New York City we have over 1,250 miles of highways to get us from one end of the city to the other 1 . But when these highways were constructed it caused a lot of upset to local residents because people were forced to leave their homes in order to have the roadways constructed. In 1955 the Port Authority of New York began putting in requests to begin building a highways connecting the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Long Island Expressway. This roadway would be called the Clearview Expressway. These plans were changed and revised over and over until the city was satisfied with the plans. The plans
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ENGS 115 taught by Professor Freyne during the Spring '08 term at Manhattan College.

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