Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1952
|Enacted by||the 82nd United States Congress|
|Effective||June 25, 1952|
|Public law||66 Stat. B46|
|Statutes at Large||66 Stat. B46|
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1952 authorized $25 million for the Interstate Highway System on a 50–50 matching basis, meaning the federal government paid 50% of the cost of building and maintaining the interstate while each individual state paid the balance for interstate roads within their borders.
These were the first funds authorized specifically for Interstate construction. However, it was a token amount, reflecting the continuing disagreements within the highway community rather than the national importance of the system.
- "Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System". Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
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