World's first international underwater auto tunnel (Detroit-Windsor Tunnel)
Federal aid money for highways split between Highway Department and Welfare Department and thousands of "reliefers" put to work.
Nation's first state-operated information center (pictured at right) opens near New Buffalo. Now called Welcome Centers and operated by TravelMichigan
, MDOT's information centers continue to provide travelers with information on accomodations and attractions.
The first state-owned roadside park opens on M-43, east of East Lansing