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Allan Lusby, 2, the son of Herbert and Mina Lusby of Collinwood Avenue, enjoys a sneak peek of the Akron Expressway before the festivities Aug. 6, 1954. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
More than 50,000 people attend the grand-opening celebration of the Akron Expressway on Aug. 6, 1954. The 2.5-mile section extended from Perkins Street to East Cuyahoga Falls Avenue. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Gorge Boulevard is clogged with bumper-to-bumper traffic Aug. 9, 1954, as motorists wait to drive north on the Akron Expressway. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
Dedication chairman William Jones, Akron Mayor Leo A. Berg and Ohio Gov. Frank Lausche cut a ribbon at the Akron Expressway on Aug. 6, 1954. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)