A10. A Short History of the Long Roads – The Interstate Highway System

This page contains pages related the WISE course, History of the Interstate Highway System.


The presentations are available via PowerPoint online.

Supplementary Material

Unless otherwise noted, the following items are PDF files.

Worcester Telegram map and news regarding location of Worcester Expressway (later, I-290). Worcester Telegram, April 4, 1957, Final Edition:

AAA Blue Book, Volume 2: map and guide book for New England. 938 page PDF. Caution, there goes your afternoon.

Additional Resources

US Department of Transportation:



Note: the bibliography is updated often throughout the course.