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This Day in History (1975): Four-Lane Highway in the Making

Drivers warned not to drive off the road to avoid the traffic.

This Day in History (1975): Four-Lane Highway in the Making

From the June 11, 1975, edition of The Arabian Sun

Traffic is moving a little slower now on the stretch of road between the Aramco Administration Building and the Oil Exhibit, where work is in progress to widen the highway to two lanes in each direction.


The new highway will probably be completed by the end of July, but until that time, delays and inconveniences are a fact of life that should not be alleviated by driving off the road -- which could result in anything for a flat tire to a major accident.


Drivers are requested to cooperate with signalmen who are moving traffic along as quickly as possible.


Also on this date

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