The Most Used Highway In America Is Finally Complete After 60 Years
More than 60 years after workers first broke ground on the nation’s most-used highway, Interstate 95 is finally nearing completion.
The highway stretches from southern Florida to northern Maine and was originally authorized by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Construction has been stalled for decades due to local lawmakers and land-owners in Mercer County, New Jersey, who opposed the road’s expansion.
In just a few weeks, the iconic roadway will finally be complete. Known for being one of the most congested highways in the country, a fifth of the nation’s road miles are part of I-95.
The new stretch of highway in New Jersey will be open to the public by Sept. 24.