Somerset in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway
“Father of the Interstate Highway System”
On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the historic legislation that created the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways and the Federal Highway Trust Fund, the pay-as-you-go mechanism through which U.S. motorists have funded the construction and upkeep of the U.S. highway system.
Today, that system stands as a monument to Eisenhower’s vision as a young Army officer—a legacy of safety and mobility that has brought all Americans closer together.
Erected by the American Traffic Safety Services Association - the Road Information Program.
Location. 39° 59.951′ N, 79° 2.771′ W. Marker is in Somerset, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker can be reached from The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 70). Touch for map. Marker is in front of the eastbound Somerset Rest
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wind Power (here, next to this marker); Blue Star Memorial Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harmon Husband (approx. 1.3 miles away); 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (approx. 1.8 miles away); Adam Schneider (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County World War I Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County World War II Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Somerset County Korean War / Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somerset.
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Roads & Vehicles •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,151 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.