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MnDOT celebrated the Interstate Highway System's 50th anniversary

June 29, 2006 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Highway Act of 1956
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The Interstate's 50th Anniversary

Inspectors, designers and engineers who worked on the first section of interstate highway in Minnesota, I-35 near Owatonna, gather to celebrate its completion. (1958 Rochester)
Inspectors, designers and engineers who worked on
the first section of interstate highway in Minnesota, I-35 near Owatonna, gather to celebrate its completion.
(1958 Rochester)

June 29, 2006 marked the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Federal Highway Act of 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. MnDOT, together with other state DOTs and AASHTO, commemorated the anniversary of what is considered our nation's greatest public works project.

 

The Interstate Achievement: Getting There and Beyond

As part of its effort to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System, TRB has produced this specially themed issue of the TR News, which examines the history, legacy, lessons, and prospects of the Interstate system.

 

Highway builders marked the 50th anniversary of the interstate system
In June 2006, MnDOT marked the 50th anniversary of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's signing of the 1956 Federal Highway Act.

 

Project of the Month
Each month in 2006, MnDOT commemorated a piece of Minnesota's Interstate Highway System with the following stories.