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Moving Ahead - September 2006

September 08 2006

  • Golden AnniversaryCelebrating 50 Years of the Interstate Highway System

    The year 2006 marks the 50th anniversary of the federal law that brought America its interstate highway system. On June 29, 1956 President Dwight Eisenhower signed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 into law, beginning one of the biggest engineering projects ever undertaken. The 46,508 miles of interstate highways have transformed our nation and our economy. The wide, relatively straight roadways in the interstate highway system were designed to be faster and safer than the two-lane roads that preceded ...
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