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Frank Murphy

JFX turns 50: Baltimore's six-lane Main Street

JFX turns 50: Baltimore's six-lane Main Street

Hours after a ribbon-cutting ceremony 50 years ago, the Jones Falls Expressway had its first pileup and subsequent traffic snarl. Some things never change. The JFX is the road we love to hate but can't live without, the city's Main Street where everyone has a tale to tell. Shannon Mullaney met her husband on the JFX. The soundtrack of David Rocah's workday is often provided by the southbound lanes right outside his office window. Steve McDaniel's bees thrive in the shadow of the roadway and produce a flavorful honey. With more than 100,000 cars using it daily, the JFX is Baltimore's highest-volume road, its central artery. "It's hard to believe there...