Story at a glance:
- The national highway system was first created to a common standard in the 1950s.
- U.S. Route 20 is the longest road, beginning in Boston at Route 2 and runs through to an intersection with US 101 in Newport, Ore.
- A dozen states make up U.S. Route 20, covering 3,365 miles of road.
The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, better known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, is the national road and highway system that was first created to a common standard of the highway system, 24/7 Wall St. reported.
The highway system covers about 41,000 miles, according to the official website.
U.S. Route 20, the longest road, begins in Boston at Route 2 and runs through to an intersection with US 101 in Newport, Ore.
In fact, 12 states make up U.S. Route 20, covering 3,365 miles of road: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.
Among the 10 longest highways, each runs about 2,400 miles, according to EZ Freight Factoring:
These are the 10 longest highways in America:
- U.S. Route 20 (3,237 miles)
- U.S. Route 6 (3,207 miles)
- I-90 (3,102 miles)
- U.S. Route 30 (3,073 miles)
- U.S. Route 50 (3,011 miles)
- I-80 (2,899 miles)
- U.S. Route 60 (2,670 miles)
- U.S. Route 2 (2,580 miles)
- I-40 (2,555 miles)
- U.S. Route 12 (2,483 miles)
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