Celebrating 50 years of public safety and economic progress
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proud to join
transportation agencies throughout the nation in recognizing the
50-year anniversary of the Interstate highway system.
In 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed federal legislation
that initiated development of what many consider our nation's
greatest public works achievement. Today, the U.S. Interstate system
stretches some 46,775 miles and serves a crucial economic role in
supporting the safe and efficient movement of people and
Wisconsin has long served as a transportation leader - being the
first state to establish a system of numbered state highways, one of
the first states to complete construction of its primary Interstate
routes, and a national trend-setter when it comes to public
involvement in building quality transportation facilities while
minimizing environmental impacts.
This Web site provides additional information on the development
of Wisconsin's and the nation's Interstate highway system as we
celebrate the "Year of the Interstate."
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Last modified: January 6, 2010