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Interstate Highway System


1956

The federal Interstate Highway Act was passed

Other events that happened on or around 1956

1957

The first interstate highway construction contract in the state was awarded on I-64 for a bridge across a road in Cabell County

Other events that happened on or around 1957

1961

Federal Highway Administrator Rex Whitten signed a memo authorizing the extension of I-79 into West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 1961

1964

The Better Roads Amendment was voted on in the general election to provided money for the "building and construction of state roads and highways"

Other events that happened on or around 1964

Nov 07, 1972

Voters approved Better Highways Amendment

Other events that happened on or around November 07, 1972

1976

Corridor E (now I-68) was completed as part of the Appalachian Development Highway system

Other events that happened on or around 1976

1987

The upgrade of the West Virginia Turnpike was completed

Jul 15, 1988

Interstate 64 was finished

Aug 02, 1991

Interstate 68 was completed


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