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Freeway to the VA

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Today Slate considers the great and terrible unbuilt freeways of America's cities, including, of course, the Beverly Hills Freeway, originally proposed in the 1950s. The 9.5 mile route would have run from the 101 to the 405, roughly along Santa Monica Boulevard. After the freeway plan tanked, a tunnel and a Santa Monica decking plan were both proposed and discarded, but "As late as 1975, the Los Angeles Times pronounced: 'Barring a miracle, it will eventually be built.'" [Slate]