The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (HM4FP)

Location: Somerset, PA 15501 Somerset County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.951', W 79° 2.771'

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"Father of the Interstate Highway System"

In August 1973, the U.S. Congress designated a cross-country stretch of Interstate as the "Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway," in tribute to President Eisenhower's early recognition of the need for a national network of highways to enhance the mobility of a growing nation. His dream originated in 1919 on an Army convoy from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California, a journey that took 62 days.

On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the historic legislation that created the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the pay-as-you-go mechanism through which U.S. motorists have funded the construction and upkeep of the U.S. highway system.

Today, that system stands as a monument to Eisenhower's vision as a young Army officer—a legacy of safety and mobility that has brought all Americans closer together.
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HM NumberHM4FP
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Placed ByThe American Traffic Safety Services Association - the Road Information Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 10:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 666784 N 4429494
Decimal Degrees39.99918333, -79.04618333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.951', W 79° 2.771'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 57.06" N, 79° 2' 46.26" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)814, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 I-76, Somerset PA 15501, US
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