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Slide 1: Georgia Celebrates the Interstates Slide 2: History of Interstate System Eisenhower’s Convoy from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco OFFICIAL SEND OFF CEREMONY THE CONVOY YOUNG EISENHOWER Slide 3: 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 50th Anniversary Concrete Curing in the 1930’s Slide 4: 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 50th Anniversary Concrete paving train in the 1930’s Slide 5: 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: Atlanta expressway planning began in 1940 Lochner Report General Lucius Clay’s contribution Georgia’s Interstate System Slide 7: 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 Georgia’s Interstate System Slide 8: Unveiling of Georgia’s first Interstate route marker by Governor Vandiver on October 9, 1959. Photo History of Georgia’s System Slide 9: The Downtown Connector in 1952 The Downtown Connector in 2006 Photo History of Georgia’s System Slide 10: I-85 & I-285 in 1973 I-85 & I-285 in 2006 The Moreland Interchange Photo History of Georgia’s System Slide 11: I-85 and SR 316 in 1962 I-85 and SR 316 in 2006 Photo History of Georgia’s System Slide 12: Governor Lester Maddox at the opening of I-285 in October, 1969 Photo History of Georgia’s System Slide 13: Interstate Highway System 50th 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: Georgia’s Celebration Activities Slide 15: Postcard Contest Georgia’s Celebration Activities Winning 5th Grade Postcard Slide 16: AASHTO Spring Meeting Vintage Car Parade Georgia’s Celebration Activities Interstate 50th Anniversary Slide 18: 50th Anniversary Displays in all Welcome Centers Children’s activity books accompany displays 50th Anniversary pins for employees Placing articles in major dailies I-Ride--Vintage car ride on I-75 on Sunday, June 25 Georgia’s Celebration Activities Slide 19: Georgia Celebrates the Interstates Slide 20: Georgia Celebrates the Interstates

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