This estimate covered only the mileage (42,795 miles) built under the Interstate Construction Program.
It excluded turnpikes incorporated into the Interstate System within the mileage limitation and the mileage added as a logical addition or connection outside the limitation but financed without Interstate Construction funds.
However, the report added that the country needed a toll-free express highway network. As an army Lieutenant Colonel in 1919, Eisenhower had accompanied a military convoy across the United States and saw the poor condition of our Nation's roads.
Fairbank, Chief of the agency's Division of Information, prepared the report.
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The report rejected the toll superhighway network Congress had suggested; revenue from tolls on most segments would not support the bonds issued for their construction. After taking office in January 1953, President Eisenhower made revitalizing the Nation's highways one of the goals of his first term.Eventbrite, and certain approved third parties, use functional, analytical and tracking cookies (or similar technologies) to understand your event preferences and provide you with a customized experience.By closing this banner or by continuing to use Eventbrite, you agree.Our New Jersey speed dating events and singles parties are the fun new way of meeting single professionals throughout the tri-state area!We have witnessed so many success stories; let the next one be yours!His leadership in promoting the and moving the program forward on schedule has earned President Eisenhower the title "Father of the Interstate System." To Top How long is the Interstate System?