A milestone in the development of American highways took place when the U.S. Bureau of Public Roads issued a certificate of completion for the first project finished under the Federal Aid Road Act of 1916. The project was based in Contra Costa County, California, and it involved a 2.55-mile (4.10-kilometer) stretch of road between the... Continue Reading →

More than three weeks after being completed, the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway in northern India’s National Capital Region was formally opened. This highway, measuring 17.2 miles (27.7 kilometers) in length, connects the Dhaula Kuan neighborhood of Delhi (officially called the National Capital Territory of Delhi) with the city of Gurugram (officially known as Gurgaon until 2016). The... Continue Reading →

The initial segment of Australia’s first-ever freeway was opened to traffic in Sydney in the state of New South Wales (NSW). Joseph Cahill, NSW’s premier at the time, inaugurated the overhead portion of the freeway and made clear his high expectations for the new route and what it would mean for Sydney. “Cahill Sees Roadway... Continue Reading →

In Hong Kong, a significant portion of Tsing Sha Highway was first opened to traffic. The Friday morning debut took place five years and four months after construction on this segment of a major expressway in one of the world’s most densely populated regions had begun. The segment, which extends from Sha Tin (an area... Continue Reading →

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