Stations named after highways
Tue Jan 4 12:17:50 EST 2005
Dan Strassberg wrote:
>Someone will surely provide a definitive answer to the question of when the
>Interstate Highway system opened, but my guess is that many parts of it
>existed by 1961. Whether I-91 near Amerst existed by 1961, I have no clue.
>Seems as though the Mass Turnpike, with the exception of the extension
>inside of Route 128, opened sometime around 1961. The extension opened a few
>years after the rest of the Pike.
IIRC, the highway system is/was officially called the Eisenhower
Interstate Highway System and originated in the 1950s. I seem to
remember this tidbit coming up during a discussion a couple of years ago
on the subject of traffic reports and highway signage/designation and
the whole 128 N/S vs 93 N/S vs 95 N/S mess in Canton.
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