Traffic congestion and road construction have been an ongoing issue in cities ever since the 1910s. This press photo taken in the springtime shows the situation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1956, at an unknown location.
The image contains a view of a five-lane highway expanded to six by the use of the shoulder in the foreground. Construction work is visible in the median strip and in the background on a frontage road. The vast majority on the automobiles in this view are relatively late model cars owned by business professionals and office workers commuting into the City from the suburbs.
Share with us what you find of interest in this photograph courtesy of the Temple University photo archives.