US 1-9 represents a personal experience the artist had while driving on a maze of highways to his first teaching experience at Rutgers University. This experience inspired the concept of a large sculpture representing a highway interchange that would be placed into a hill. The full-scale piece was never implemented. The sculpture was donated to MSU by the artist. It is made of painted steel, measures 72 inches by 20 inches, was created in 1987, and was installed in 2007.
(Source: MSU Public Art on Campus Committee)