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Interstate 50 th Anniversary Georgia Celebrates the Interstates Slide 2 Interstate 50 th Anniversary History of Interstate System Eisenhowers Convoy from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco OFFICIAL SEND OFF CEREMONY THE CONVOY YOUNG EISENHOWER Slide 3 Interstate 50 th Anniversary 1938 Bureau of Public Works 1938 Bureau of Public Works Feasibility Study The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1938 was the first serious attempt to develop a national roadway system. Toll-financed system of three east-west and three north-south superhighways. System could not be self-supporting; advocated a 26,700-mile network instead. History of Interstates System Interstate 50 th Anniversary Concrete Curing in the 1930s Slide 4 Interstate 50 th Anniversary 1944 Federal Aid Highway Act Chartered National System of Interstate Highways Expanded the network to 40,000 miles Slow progress due to no specific authorized funds History of Interstates System Interstate 50 th Anni v ersary Concrete paving train in the 1930s Slide 5 Interstate 50 th Anniversary 1954/1956 Federal Highway Act President Eisenhower authorized the first funding of the interstate system Authorized $175 million Two years later, the expanded 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act authorized $25 billion History of Interstates System The Clay Committee presents its report to President Eisenhower. Standing behind the president are (from left) Gen. Lucius Clay, Frank Turner, Steve Betchel, Sloan Colt, William Roberts, and Dave Beck. Slide 6 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Atlanta expressway planning began in 1940 Lochner Report General Lucius Clays contribution Georgias Interstate System Slide 7 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Fun Facts 1,244 miles of interstate system First interstate completely opened in 1977 Shortest Interstate -- I-24 4 miles Longest Interstate I-75 355 miles Georgias Interstate System Slide 8 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Unveiling of Georgias first Interstate route marker by Governor Vandiver on October 9, 1959. Photo History of Georgias System Slide 9 Interstate 50 th Anniversary The Downtown Connector in 1952 The Downtown Connector in 2006 Photo History of Georgias System Slide 10 Interstate 50 th Anniversary I-85 & I-285 in 1973 I-85 & I-285 in 2006 The Moreland Interchange Photo History of Georgias System Slide 11 Interstate 50 th Anniversary I-85 and SR 316 in 1962 I-85 and SR 316 in 2006 Photo History of Georgias System Slide 12 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Governor Lester Maddox at the opening of I-285 in October, 1969 Photo History of Georgias System Slide 13 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Interstate Highway System 50 th Anniversary Reenactment Route June 16 29, 2006 Cross Country Route from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. Swing Route to Eisenhower Museum through Denver, Abilene and Kansas City. National Celebration Slide 14 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Georgias Celebration Activities Slide 15 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Postcard Contest Georgias Celebration Activities Winning 5th Grade Postcard Slide 16 Interstate 50 th Anniversary AASHTO Spring Meeting Vintage Car Parade AASHTO Spring Meeting Vintage Car Parade Georgias Celebration Activities Interstate 50 th Anniversary Slide 17 Interstate Slide 18 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Displays in all Welcome Centers Childrens activity books accompany displays 50 th Anniversary pins for employees Placing articles in major dailies I-Ride--Vintage car ride on I-75 on Sunday, June 25 Georgias Celebration Activities Slide 19 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Georgia Celebrates the Interstates Slide 20 Interstate 50 th Anniversary Georgia Celebrates the Interstates

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