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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 2

A look at five more city-infringing freeways targeted for much-needed demolition.
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Courtesy of New York State DOT

A few months back, we assembled the "death row of urban highways": ten city-infringing roads that have been targeted for much-needed (if tricky) demolition. A number of those convictions were based on the 2010 "freeways without futures" list produced biennially by the Congress for the New Urbanism. Last week the congress released its 2012 list, and while many of the usual suspects appear, there are a few fresh cases worth hearing.

These include interstates in St. Louis and Miami, and several cities in New York state — a serial offender, with intrusive roads in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. At the risk of taking the metaphor way too far, here are the mugshots and rap sheets of the five newest inmates on the death row of urban highways.