The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways was actually the idea of an earlier president, according to this history of highways posted on <em>The Infrastructurist</em>.
Jun 10, 2011 The Infrastructurist
"The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways" by journalist Earl Swift examines the movement to build interstate highways well before Pres. Eisenhower's landmark legislation.
Jun 6, 2011 The Wall Street Journal - BOOKSHELF