It’s hard for most people to fathom the difficulty faced by travelers in the years before the creation of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. While paved highways, such as the iconic Route 66, did exist before sprawling multi-lane interstates, they were nowhere near as large, capable, or as crucial to the nation’s infrastructure as the 46,876 miles of concrete & asphalt we’ve become reliant upon today.
However, a large component of its creation was to bolster the nation’s ability to protect itself by being able to rapidly transport military and aid vehicles anywhere in the nation. This largely stemmed from President Eisenhower’s personal experiences as a young Lt. Col. in the Army back in 1919. As part of a convoy traversing the United States, he was taken aback by the poor condition of the nation’s roads at the time. Upon becoming President, he enacted the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956.
The Coalition for Responsible Equitable Economic Development (CREED LA) proudly supports environmentally-responsible construction projects throughout Los Angeles that not only have a positive impact on the local community, but support LA’s working families as well. CREED LA fights to ensure that developers pay fair wages to all the hard working construction professionals throughout the industry while simultaneously providing them with quality health care, continued training, and trustworthy retirement plans.
To learn more about how our non-profit organization supports those building a better, greener world for us all, contact CREED LA at (877) 810-7473.