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Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to Expressway Extension (1979-1980)

Title: Crest Street Neighborhood Materials Related to Expressway Extension (1979-1980)
Inclusive Dates: 1979-1980
Extent of Materials: 0.5 linear feet
Location: Shelf 81
Date of Accession: 2008
Donor: Duke University (copies of materials in their collection)
Relationship of donor or materials to the DCL/NCR The extension of Highway 147—the Durham Freeway or Expressway—through the Crest Street neighborhood is one chapter in the long, contentious process of building the freeway in Durham. Crest Street is notable because essentially the entire neighborhood was moved to a new location, preserving community relationships in a way that was not done with previous neighborhoods.
Processor: Amy McDonald
Subject Headings: Neighborhood—North Carolina—Durham.
Express highways—Social aspects—North Carolina–Durham.
Streets—North Carolina—Durham.
Crest Street Community (Durham, N.C.)
Crest Street (Durham, N.C.)
Scope and Content: Reports from community organizations and individuals on negative effects of and alternatives to the freeway make up the bulk of the collection.
Restrictions: The collection is open for research
Organization of Collection: 1. A Case against the East-West Expressway Extension: A People”s Alliance Position Paper
2. The Durham East-West Expressway: A Report on Critical issues to the Durham City Council
3. “West Durham Citizen Report on Revised Alternatives Section to Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Durham East-West Freeway I-85 to US 70” and Appendices (Citizen Participation Plans)
4. Report of the Crest Street Neighborhood Policy Committee. Crest Street: the Involvement of a Low-Income Neighborhood in Planning
5. Administrative Case Study of the Durham Community Block Grant Program