Westway - the little word that killed the big highway

F. H. Griffis

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The Westside Highway Project, better known as Westway, received a construction permit on February 25, 1985 from the Army Corps of Engineers. Signed by the author, the permit was invalidated by the U. S. District Court and the Court of Appeals, making Westway one of the most spectacular engineering 'failures' of our time. The paper discusses the legal battles that led to Westway's demise, and argues that any project of this type can be stopped in court, regardless of the public interest, if an opponent is energetic enough.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsKenneth Gibble
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0872625729
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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