posted on Dec, 29 2008 @ 07:57 PM
The Strategic Air Command used to practice refueling and reloading bombers on Interstates in places like North Dakota, back during the cold war. There
were sections of straight flat highway that had all the signage low to the ground, and they would actually close the roads while they simulated
bombing runs over the Soviet Union. They would land planes (B-52s I guess, don't recall) and refuel them for another run. There was a book published
about it and some other interesting things, some years ago. I heard the author on NPR or somewhere. Lots of people remember having to wait, stopped on
the highway, long before it became common because of congestion in most places.
There are some great stories about roads in the US in general, but you have to read through a lot of pretty dry publications to find them.