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Highway History

An Imaginary Tour of Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue "Main Street"

At Third Street, Pennsylvania Avenue opens up. It becomes the wide "Main Street of America." It has no wires overhead. The wires are underground. Traffic lights and signals are on the sides of the avenue and in the center. Every 4 years, the night before the President is sworn in, workers remove the lights from the center of Pennsylvania Avenue so the parade can march without being disrupted. All the crosswalks on Pennsylvania Avenue are made of brick.

From 1st to 3rd Streets, Pennsylvania Avenue is a parking lot that opens onto the "Main Street of America."
From 1st to 3rd Streets, Pennsylvania Avenue is a parking lot that opens onto the "Main Street of America."

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Updated: 10/18/2013
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