Interstate Highway System Comic

Interstate Highway System Comic
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  • Before highways, up until the 1960's, traveling by car meant taking the "scenic route." As the US grew, more vehicles meant traffic jams, unsafe travel, and overall inefficiency. 
  • I ALMOST GOT INTO AN ACCIDENT BACK THERE!
  • I'VE LITERALLY BEEN SITTING HERE FOR LIKE 3 HOURS WAITING FOR TRAFFIC TO SUBSIDE!
  • When President Eisenhower signed the Act in 1956, he authorized 41,000 miles of high-quality highways.
  • America is whole now.
  •  The construction was under way before the enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, but paving under the new contract began on Sept. 26.
  • Congressional action increased the length to 42,500 miles and required super-highway standards for all interstate highways.
  • 50
  • Ocean City, MD 3073    MILES
  • EAST
  • Transcontinental travel here I come!
  • Today, millions of people can safely travel on highways in order to get home quickly. 
  • I'm glad we could visit family in  Tennessee safely!
  • Another benefit seen today is the fact that links made by highways improve the efficiency of business customer visits as well as product deliveries. 
  • Kitty's Flowers
  • Because of the new highway, we gained more out-of-towners and were able to expand our business!
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