Freeway proposals Portland Oregon


1958 map showing proposed freeways in central Portland. The Banfield Freeway (I-84) and parts of the Sunset Freeway (Hwy. 26) and I-5 are marked completed or under construction. (The southern stretch of I-5 is named the Baldock Freeway and the I-405 bypass is the Stadium Freeway; these names are shown on the map.) The map shows two routes for I-5 running through North Portland: one along N. Delaware Ave.; and one along N. Minnesota Ave. The Minnesota route prevailed and I-5 was built there in the early 1960's. The map also shows a proposed Laurelhurst Freeway along SE and NE 39th Ave. (now called César E. Chávez Blvd.). The Laurelhurst Freeway was never built.

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