The highway system wes derived from plans set forth and implemented by former president Dwight D. Eisenhower. While in office, he structured a project that would change the transportation capabilities for the future. While originally designed and purposed for the national defense system, the highways would provide lanes of which mass transit by military vehicles can travel in case of an emergency and/or military planes have landing and take-of points. The highways also were designed for residents to flee, in case of an emergency, without jamming the rural roadways. It gives residents a direct evacuation route in any direction and can accomodate the mass number of people needing to evacuate.