71st Street and Peoria Avenue looking east. At the time, State Highway 117 followed 71st Street east from U.S. 75 to Peoria Avenue and then traveled north to I-44 at 51st Street. The former 90-degree bend (south to east and vice versa) became a regular intersection with the opening of the 71st Street bridge in 1983. More revisions are planned in the future with the widening of 71st Street to six lanes through the area, followed by the extension of Riverside Drive from 61st to 81st streets in the next few years. Photograph taken February 1, 1984.
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