McAdam and the Modern Road by Andrew Nash | Sep 21, 2009 | Transportation | 0 comments Wired: Today in Tech: John McAdam … the father of the modern road … today’s his birthday. Great summary of his work in the Wired article: McAdam Paves the Way. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.