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1956/04/09: Edward H. Baker to Sterling Morton


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April 9 1956
Letter from Edward H. Baker to Sterling Morton, in reply to his letter of April 5, 1956. The course of the toll road is roughly as Morton wanted, but there is no final agreement yet. There are several problems.  The cloverleaf will permit exit and entrance from the east only. The turnoff curve as proposed will take too much land. Morton is proposing that Rte 53 will be four lanes under the tollway. The Highway commission will only put in a tunnel under an existing road [Rte 53] and not under the proposed tollway to access the Lacey land . There have been no discussions of land acquisition or right-of-way, none of which is the domain of the State Highway Engineers. He contemplates a visit in Springfield with the Chief of the State Highway section, but doubts the success there. Also he mentioned DuPage County Representative, John King, but this is an election year.  For the property south of the tollway, Baker has several ideas which he will discuss the next time he and Morton can meet. 
Correspondence
East-West Tollway (I-88)
Route 53
Morton, Sterling (received by)
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (is related to)
English
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