Municipal Archives

East/West Expressway Resolutions, 1952-1955

Collection 1991-015


Office of the City Secretary
Dallas Municipal Archives
1500 Marilla Street, 5D South
Dallas, Texas 75201
CreatorOffice of the City Secretary
TitleEast/West Expressway Resolutions
Quantity½ linear inch
AbstractCity Council resolutions for highways.
LanguageRecords are in English

​Scope and Content

The City of Dallas collaborated with County, State, and Federal governments to build the major components of its regional highway and freeway infrastructure; an eastbound-westbound freeway was planned in the mid-1940s,  and work began in 1947.  Its progress was slowed down by the high cost of rights-of-way, but by 1952, the project moved under the authority of the state and federal governments as it became U.S. Interstate 20.  Interstate 20 was declared completed in 1976.

Collection consists of a single typescript document containing a chronological list of Dallas City Council resolutions relating to the East-West Expressway 1952-1955 and a short description of each resolution. The resolutions themselves pertain to the Texas State Highway Department; letters, petitions, and resolutions from community groups and citizens; and approval for purchases of services and rights-of-way.




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​East/West Expressway Resolutions, 1952-1955 (Box <x>, Folder <y>), Dallas Municipal Archives

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Index terms​

Dallas -- Texas -- History
Interstate Highway System
Roads -- Texas -- Dallas

Container list

BoxFolderTitle, Date
11Council resolutions, 1952-55