f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Broadway then and now

Posted Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 12:00 AM

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Jan. 15, 1969 Southeast Missourian

Saturation traffic in the downtown section of Broadway is often the rule, even during non-rush periods. The two-lane, two-way thoroughfare offers parking on both sides and congestion worsens as number of cars increases. Relief of the Broadway traffic situation remains one of the unfinished tasks facing the municipal administration. The view here is toward the east from the 800 block. (Southeast Missourian photo)

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The Broadway Corridor Project features a promenade sidewalk. Finished improvements include a new street surface with decorative enhancements, new lighting and landscaping. Final improvements will include benches, trash cans and bicycle racks.


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  • A cynic would say the traffic problem was alleviated by the westward movement of merchants.

    Here's a collection of stories and links to Broadway posts I've done over the years. It follows Broadway from the Colonial Tavern at the west end to teenagers dancing in a bank parking lot at Broadway and Main after inspectors thought their bouncing might cause the floor at the Teen Age Club to collapse.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, Oct 31, 2012, at 10:05 AM