The Highway: Hitting the Road

It looked like the War of Independence all over again. There, in front of George Washington's Revolutionary headquarters in Morristown, N.J., marched a small army of residents wearing tricornered hats and flowing capes, toting vintage muskets and calling fellow citizens to arms. Their enemy? A six-lane superhighway that threatens to slice through the historic part of town. The fight-the-highway movement is not unique to Morristown. As the federal government's $41 billion interstate highway program enters its ninth year, more and more citizens are protesting that the road to faster automobile travel is not worth the havoc it often creates...

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