Federal Aid Highway Act of 1952
Great Seal of the United States
Acronyms (colloquial)FAHA
Enacted bythe 82nd United States Congress
EffectiveJune 25, 1952
Public lawPub. L.Tooltip Public Law (United States) 82–413
Statutes at Large66 Stat. 158
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House as H.Con.Res. 56
  • Signed into law by President Harry S. Truman on June 25, 1952

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1952 authorized $550 million for the Interstate Highway System on a 50–50 matching basis, meaning the federal government paid 50% of the cost of building and maintaining the interstate while each individual state paid the balance for interstate roads within their borders.


These were the first funds authorized specifically for Interstate construction. However, it was a token amount, reflecting the continuing disagreements within the highway community rather than the national importance of the system.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956: Creating the Interstate System". Archived from the original on November 11, 2010. Retrieved October 15, 2012.