Great American Highways Quiz
What state capital is not directly on the interstate route?
- There are only five state capitals not on the interstate system. These are Juneau, Alaska; Dover, Delaware; Jefferson City, Mo.; Carson City, Nev.; and Pierre, SD.
Which President was instrumental in passing legislation to establish the interstates?
- Under the leadership of President Eisenhower, the question of how to fund the Interstate System was resolved with enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956.
What is the shortest interstate route?
- I-97, which runs from Annapolis to Baltimore, Maryland, is a total of 17.57 miles.
What is the oldest segment of the National Interstate System?
- Though a part of the entire system, the Grand Central Parkway in Queens, N.Y., predates it. It opened in July 1936 and later became I-278.
What state has the most interstate mileage (not routes)?
- Texas has a total of 3,233.45 miles that stretch across 17 routes. California has more routes25 in totalthough the total mileage is only 2,455.74 miles.
What is the longest north-south interstate route?
- The I-95 route is a total of 1,919.74 miles.
What is the longest Interstate route?
- I-90 runs from Seattle to Boston and is 3,085.27 miles.
What state has the most interstate routes (not miles)?
- New York has a total of 29 routes that stretch 1,674.73 miles.
Why is Route 66 so-called?
- If a route runs north and south, it is given an odd number, and if a route runs east and west, an even number.
How many rest areas are part of the interstate system?
- Though an exact count is not available, the Federal Highway Administration reported 1,214 rest areas in its last report in 1972.