San Francisco Call, 8 January 1919
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.—Road building on an extensive
scale is expected by government officials this year.
Estimates by the Bureau of Public Roads and Rural Engineering
indicate a minimum expenditure on highways of $300,000,000.
Deferred construction and the improvement of existing roads
so that greater use may be made of the parcel post system are
expected to swell the total expenditures in the postwar period
Definite estimates of amounts to be spent this year include
North Dakota, $3,000,000;
(-> $100 in 1919 is worth $1,598.78 in 2021)