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July 14
1960 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal-Aid Highway Act. Section 6 allows Delaware and Maryland to repay Federal-aid Interstate funds used on a portion of I-95 so the section can be built with toll financing. Because President John F. Kennedy dedicated the turnpike on November 14, 1963, 8 days before his assassination, the turnpike was renamed the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway. Deputy Administrator Lawrence Jones represents BPR at the January 1965 second dedication ceremony.
1993 During the Great Flood of 1993, Administrator Rodney Slater visits the St. Louis area to tour flood-impacted areas along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. He also meets with State and local officials to discuss flood relief and FHWA's commitment to help provide all necessary assistance.
Photo: Damage from the Great Flood of 1993.
Damage from the Great Flood of 1993.
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