TITLE

Interstate Construction

AUTHOR(S)
Lewis, Scott
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/13/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 10, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information related to highway transportation. As the U.S. Interstate Highway System was taking shape, state highway agencies charged with building it faced an immense challenge. In 1951, the American Association of State Highway Officials began planning a road test, choosing a site in Ottawa, Illinois. The test track consisted of six loops, each two lanes wide, totaling 14 lane-miles. Half of each loop was paved with Portland cement concrete, and half with asphaltic concrete.
ACCESSION #
20267924

 

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