Interstate Construction

Lewis, Scott
March 2006
ENR: Engineering News-Record;3/13/2006, Vol. 256 Issue 10, p32
Trade Publication
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.


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