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Aerial Photograph of Willow Run Expressway Extension Construction, July 1954

Aerial Photograph of Willow Run Expressway Extension Construction, July 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 8, 1954
Caption
Extension of the Willow Run Expressway west beyond U-23 (Carpenter Rd.) and around Ann Arbor presents new traffic problems. Construction on the Platt Rd. overpass is shown in the lower photo. West of this, is Stone School Rd. (not shown), where the overpass has been completed, and farther west on State Rd., work has begun on an overpass to be completed in October. When completed, the Expressway will reach US-12, west of Ann Arbor. State traffic counts show that traffic during an average day on US-23 near the Expressway totals 12,000 cars. There are 6,300 automobiles traveling on the Expressway near its US-23 terminus, the same survey disclosed. Completion date for the US-23 overpass is Nov. 15, 1955.

Aerial Photograph of Willow Run Expressway Extension Construction, July 1954

Aerial Photograph of Willow Run Expressway Extension Construction, July 1954 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, July 8, 1954
Caption
Extension of the Willow Run Expressway west beyond U-23 (Carpenter Rd.) and around Ann Arbor presents new traffic problems. Note the new side approaches and exits. West of this, is Stone School Rd. (not shown), where the overpass has been completed, and farther west on State Rd., work has begun on an overpass to be completed in October. When completed, the Expressway will reach US-12, west of Ann Arbor. State traffic counts show that traffic during an average day on US-23 near the Expressway totals 12,000 cars. There are 6,300 automobiles traveling on the Expressway near its US-23 terminus, the same survey disclosed. Completion date for the US-23 overpass is Nov. 15, 1955.

Aerial Photograph of an 88-Acre Area to be Annexed by the City of Ypsilanti, September 1956

Aerial Photograph of an 88-Acre Area to be Annexed by the City of Ypsilanti, September 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 4, 1956
Caption
Will Be Annexed to Ypsilanti: This 88-acre area of vacant land has been released by the Ypsilanti Township Board for annexation to the city of Ypsilanti. Owned by dairyman Fred Palma, the property is slated to be formally annexed to Ypsilanti at a special City Council meeting this week or next. Councilmen has been scheduled to take final action tonight, but are awaiting an attorney's opinion. The area, Palma says, will be developed with a 335-home subdivision. It is bounded by W. Michigan Ave. (lower left), the divided Willow Run Expressway (right) and the present Ypsilanti limits, at top adjacent to the property's eastern boundary line. Annexation, which will mark the first major boundary change for Ypsilanti in nearly seven years, had been delayed pending the granting of a 60-foot utility easement across the property to the township.

Aerial Photograph of the Willow Run Expressway Extension, August 1956

Aerial Photograph of the Willow Run Expressway Extension, August 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 25, 1956
Caption
New Southbelt Bypass: Almost completed now is the new extension of the Willow Run Expressway which bypasses Ann Arbor on the South. This picture shows the eastern extremity of the bypass, connecting with the Willow Run Expressway at US-23 (extending horizontally across the picture). The new highway extends northwestward toward the top of the picture with the new Platt Rd. overpass and subdivision developments southeast of Ann Arbor also shown.

Aerial Photograph of W. Michigan Ave (US-112) Overpass, August 1956

Aerial Photograph of W. Michigan Ave (US-112) Overpass, August 1956 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 13, 1956
Caption
Overpass Work Slowed: State Highway Department construction of two overpasses to carry US-112 (W. Michigan Ave.) traffic over the Willow Run Expressway extension has been virtually halted by a shortage of steel. In this aerial photo, looking northwest at the intersection, steel supports for the western bridge are already in place. The Pittsfield township overpasses are some 1,200 feet apart. Work on 2,800-foot approaches to the overpasses, meanwhile, is being done by the Lewis & Frisinger Co. of Ann Arbor. No decision has been announced on the fate of two motels and at least two houses in the path of the approaches.