Building it

On the Road

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

"After [the New Jersey Turnpike] opened [in 1951], we would go out just to drive on it going no place in particular. It was well marked and you could tell just how far it was to the next exit by the signs posted as you came on. One of the favorite places for those of us who were young was to drive down the Turnpike to one of the newly opened service areas and have coffee in the restaurant. . . . You have to realize that at that time turnpike driving was generally unknown."

Jack Francis, Conyers, Georgia, 2000

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