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50th Anniversary Interstate Highway System - Highway Articles

Highway Articles
Compiled by
Richard F. Weingroff


The following are selected from the Federal Highway Administration's Highway History Web site. In addition, Highway History: Articles from Public Roads features links to online material not included in the print editions of Public Roads.

  1. Public Roads (Summer 1996) is a special issue on the origins of the Interstate System.
  2. "The Battle of Its Life" from the May/June 2006 issue of Public Roads
  3. "The Genie in the Bottle" from the September/October 2000 issue of Public Roads
  4. "Designating the Urban Interstates."
  5. "The Man Who Loved Roads" from Public Roads, May/June 2002.
  6. One Mile in Five: Debunking the Myth (Public Roads, May/June 2000)
  7. "The Man Who Changed America" Part I and Part II (March/April and May/June 2003 issues of Public Roads).
  8. "Origins and Construction of the Interstate System by W. Lee Mertz," FHWA Highway History
  9. "Ted Holmes on Thomas MacDonald and Herbert Fairbank"
  10. "Rex Whitton—the Man from Missouri"
  11. "The Second Battle of New Orleans"
  12. From The Rambler: