Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Proposed Richmond Expressway Toll Plaza - 1960s

Late 60s artist's view of a toll plaza proposed on the Richmond Expressway System. The Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike and a 42 mile stretch of 64 were the only highways in Richmond at the time.

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Image from the 1969 Richmond Progress Report by the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce


  1. Would that be part of I195 with the railway down the middle?

  2. I was wondering that too...hard to tell.

  3. I can't tell where this is supposed to be. I don't know enough about how the rest of the area might have looked prior to I-195 being built; Historic Aerials suggests it might be between Cary Street Rd and Patterson Ave. There's too many trees for it to be anywhere else.