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Highway History

Ever wonder why Congress didn't pass the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 in 1955? Do you blame the future for our traffic problems? Did the 50th anniversary of the Interstate System in 2006 make you forget other historic milestones celebrated that year? And what's the big deal about the Interstate System anyway? These and many other highway history questions are answered on the Highway history page. In addition, you will find features such as:

Updated: 07/21/2015
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