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The Boston Globe


Starts & Stops

Route 128 widening still has a way to go

“State to widen 15 miles of 128,” the headline declared. “Needham-Randolph bottleneck targeted.”

That was in 1985, when the Globe reported that the Federal Highway Administration was about to give the state special permission to allow rush-hour drivers to use the breakdown lane on parts of Route 128 lacking four lanes in each direction.

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