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Interstate Highway System - 50th Anniversary


Transportation communities nationwide are celebrating a significant milestone this year - the 50th Anniversary of our Nation's Interstate Highway System. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 on June 29, 1956.

The three Interstate routes in Delaware, I-95, I-295, and I-495, comprise a total of 40.61 miles. I-95 is one of our Nation's main North-South transcontinental routes, stretching a total of 1,919.74 miles through 15 states and the District of Columbia. Delaware proudly claims 23.43 of those miles. Delaware's I-295 claim to fame is 5.71 miles, and I-495 includes 11.47 miles of First State roadway.

I95 Before

Photo: I-95 under construction in 1968
I95 Today

Photo: Modern day view of I-95 in Wilmington
50th Anniversary
 
 
Last Updated: Friday, 22-Jan-2010 10:17:23 Eastern Standard Time
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