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December 10
1905 Work, begun September 27, is completed on a limestone macadam object lesson road in Macon, MO. The road is 3,700 feet long, 14 feet wide, and 8 inches deep. It cost $3,229.16, of which $1,478.39 was for 2,217 tons of stone at 66 2/3 cents per ton. The cost of labor was $1.50 per day and of teams, $3.
1976 Administrator Norbert Tiemann releases A Statement of National Highway Transportation Policy, which discusses the role of the Federal Government in meeting America's future transportation needs. The policy reflects seven principles: individual mobility and accessibility; intergovernmental cooperation and maximum flexibility; continuing economic development and prosperity; greater safety; increased energy efficiency; protection, preservation, and enhancement of the human environment, including natural and cultural resources; and affirmative action to ensure opportunities and benefits of Federal-aid are distributed equitably.
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