It’s kind of a big deal.
We spend a lot of time talking about roads and bridges and how it’s important that we repair, maintain, and improve them. But if you’re a little puzzled by all the hubbub, allow us to catch you up on how amazing the IHS truly is.
We spoke to Earl Swift, author of “The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways.” He knows every inch of the 46,786 miles of numbered highways that spurred our love of the open road, the camper trailer, and alligator farms.
So, take a few minutes for a little myth-busting and fact-finding. There won’t be a quiz afterwards but there will be opportunities for you to sound incredibly smart the next time your friends are chatting about former Secretary of the Treasury, George Humphrey.
The Interstate Highway System changed our country. It allowed us to grow into the great economic force we are today. We need it. And it needs us to keep it in good repair and to expand it to meet the needs of the next generation. Like we said, it’s kind of a big deal.