The Highway System of the United States

The efforts of the United States to design and build a national highway network began rather haphazardly with the passage of the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916. The Act allowed the provision of $75 million spread out over course of five years for matching funding to each state to create and maintain a national…

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Highway History

The history of America’s highway system began with the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916. The passing of this bill introduced by the United States government spearheaded an effort to develop and construct a nationwide network of roadways and highways. It allotted a total of $75 million for matching state funds for improvement and construction…

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Introduction: Why are Highways So Important?

Highways play an important role in making travel easier and more expedient. This is of great assistance whether traveling for work or play as well as travel involving transporting goods. The highway system connects large metropolises and rural communities across the country. Highway systems have made expansion possible, provided a convenient means to travel for…

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