Here are a few quick facts about the U.S. Interstate highway system, a place many truck drivers affectionately call “home.”
- Construction was authorized by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956, and the original portion was completed 35 years later.
- The cost of construction has been estimated at $425 billion (in 2006 dollars).
- As of 2013, about one-quarter of all vehicle miles driven in the country use the Interstate system.
- The network is the second longest in the world, behind China’s highway system.
But, how well do you know the travel details of the system? Take our quiz and find out.