The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Interstate of Highways got its name from then United States President at that time. More famously known as the Interstate Highway System, it is actually a novel design of freeways and expressways that serve most of the major cities in the US. These interstate highways are so designed to support automobile and heavy truck traffic. Furthermore it was for use in military and civil defense particularly in the movement of troops. This system of highways has a large impact on the daily life of Americans since all distribution of goods and services are being transported conveniently from one city to another.
Moreover, a majority of city residents use these highways in going to work and traveling for business or pleasure to other cities. The functionality of these highways has proved to be essential in daily routines of American life as the convenience of passage is being welcomed by large population. The emergence of this system of highways is a vital breakthrough in the infrastructure development of the United States. Although the cost of the project reached billions of dollars and the maintenance requires a huge budget, it cannot be denied that this system is doing more good than bad that some sectors of government have asserted.
With the facility of movement offered by this system, the issue on its stellar expenditures is overshadowed by the convenience and usefulness offered to the general public.
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