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'A Wonderful Vision'

'A Wonderful Vision'

In the mid-seventies, Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Fred Salvucci became intrigued by the radical notion to put the Central Artery—then carrying some 200,000 cars per day—underground. "It was a wonderful vision," Salvucci said later, "and I couldn't get it out of my head." Initially skeptical of what would be the largest urban highway project ever, Governor Michael Dukakis embraced the plan in 1984.

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Great Projects: The Building of America


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