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How The Federal Highway System Decimated Urban Neighborhoods

Interstates 70 and 71 in downtown Columbus.
Gabe Rosenberg
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WOSU
Interstates 70 and 71 split many Columbus neighborhoods in half.

President Biden has proposed spending billions to help reconnect Black and low-income neighborhoods decimated by construction of the federal highway system.

Nearly 30 cities nationwide are currently discussing some form of highway removal and restoration.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss the racist history of the federal highway system and efforts to right the wrongs.

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