Any history on the white people displaced?
I am going to bet the vast majority.
Mother & I had to move from a rental in Beaverdam, Ohio due to construction on I-75 back in 1963. Nice brick house, full basement and 2 car garage. Got knocked flat and paved over. Drag...
Those Mich. cities that were GM divisional HQs are now sad places.
Pontiac [Pontiac & GM Truck and Bus]
"Between 1963 and 1970, over 840 houses and businesses along the St. Joseph-Main Street corridor near downtown Lansing were demolished for I-496."
I really wish someone here in the SF Bay Area would do some similar project on what the Grove-Shafter Freeway (Route 24) did to Oakland. Out of all the freeways built here, I think this is the one that destroyed the greatest proportion of residential neighborhoods (as opposed to industrial neighborhoods or uninhabited areas). Jeff Norman in his Temescal Legacies book touched on the subject but not extensively. I'd read someone from the San Francisco Chronicle was looking into writing a book but I have not seen it.
I must be tough to design a highway based on just the racial makeup of those in its path. How are you going to build a road to a specific location when there are no minority homes in the way? Engineering sounds hard.
The obvious conclusion here is that highways are racist.