This Day in America: June 29, 1956 – The Federal Highway Act of 1956 is enacted

Also known as the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law, which included a $25 billion authorization for the construction of 41,000 miles of the Interstate Highway System, the largest public works project in American history at the time.

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