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1909

Only two county seats in West Virginia were connected by paved highways

Other events that happened on or around 1909

1917

West Virginia launched a series of highway improvements with creation of the State Road Commission

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1920

Voters approved the Good Roads amendment

Other events that happened on or around 1920

1921

Federal Highway Act directed each state to recommend for federal designation a connected road system

Other events that happened on or around 1921

1922

East-west routes were assigned odd numbers and north-south routes were assigned even numbers

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1925

Federal board unveiled national system of interstate routes and uniform highway signs

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1933

Legislative act put every public road in West Virginia under direct state control

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1947

Legislature appropriated funds for the West Virginia Turnpike

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1954

The West Virginia Turnpike was completed from Princeton to Charleston

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1956

The federal Interstate Highway Act was passed

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