I-45’s arrival meant big change for Fairfield avenue

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In the days of US 75 this one-time commercial center had restaurants and some remember a Buick dealership nearby or part of this center that has fallen to hard times today.
Photos by Mike Reddell

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part story about US 75 through Fairfield. The second part talks about the changes after I-45 carried the Houston-Dallas traffic west of town and away from the US 75 corridor through Fairfield.

It’s almost been 42 years since US 75 traffic through Fairfield was moved to I-45.
The cars and trucks on US 75 were so thick “you couldn’t get between cars , they were so close,” remembers Albert Bonner.
Bonner worked at two service stations at the intersection of US 84 and 75.
There was a station at each of the crossroad’s four corners - the traffic light


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