55 Years Later – Chicago’s Circle Interchange

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A new report by transportation historian Andy Plummer summarizes the 1955-62 period in which the Circle Interchange was built examines how “the designers had to fit this facility into the existing environment while connecting three new limited access highways.”

It’s timely because the facility — now known as the Jane Byrne Interchange — is undergoing major reconstruction with a new flyover ramp that links the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway to the outbound Eisenhower Expressway.

~Thanks to Ed Christopher for this post

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