When I-70 was constructed in the 1960s, West Indianapolis (W.I.) was cut in half. Homes, businesses, and communities were literally bulldozed. Then, plans for a Harding Freeway were announced to W.I. residents. After seeing what I-70 did to the community, neighbors mobilized, and the community immediately created what would be called the West Indianapolis Neighborhood Congress (WINC), organizing meetings with over 400 attendees. Once created and organized, WINC formally voted to improve Harding Street instead of expanding it beyond its original two lanes.