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Freeway section gets traffic jam on opening day
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated January 16, 1963 partially reads, "Another stretch of freeway has been opened in the Valley, and it has had its first traffic jam. The 2.4-mile segment of the Golden State Freeway from Lankershim Blvd. to Osborne St. in Sun Valley was officially dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony conducted by civic leaders, highway officials and Valley youth groups. Construction on the $4,748,700 section was started in September, 1961. The completed extension brings the freeway's length to 21 1/2 miles, starting at its junction with the Santa Monica Freeway at the East Los Angeles interchange. Highway officials said the last 5 1/2-mile gap, between Osborne and the San Diego Freeway, will be completed before the end of this year." Officials line up to snip ribbon, officially opening the Golden State Freeway extension.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Celebrations--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Dedications--California--Sun Valley (Los Angeles)
Construction projects--California--Los Angeles
Antique and classic cars--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Traffic lanes--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Express highways--California, Southern
Interstate 5
Sun Valley (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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