Building it

On the Road

More Than Just a Road:
Driver's Perspectives on the Turnpike's Meaning

"Before the Turnpike was built we used to go back and forth from Connecticut to Virginia-I was a kid then, I was born in 1942, it was a drag-you'd go up and down Route 1, you'd have to stop for lights and this and that. And I can remember as a kid . . . the first time [we drove on the Turnpike] I thought we must be taking the same trip but in heaven. You could just get on it and run."

Asa E. Hall, Litchfield, Connecticut, 2001

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