By Keith Wilcox
     Opinions on the Interstate have changed over time, from celebration, to antipathy, to apathy.  Yet, for better or for worse, the Interstate Highway System has had significant impact on the U.S., especially on its economies and its citizens’ lives. 

     Dwight D. Eisenhower wrote in his 1963 memoir, "More than any single action by the government since the end of the war, this one would change the face of America . . . .  Its impact on the American economy - the jobs it would produce in manufacturing and construction, the rural areas it would open up - was beyond calculation."

     The sentiment still holds true today.
Statue of President Eisenhower on Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia by Christopher Crunkleton