Category Archives: Highway Miscellaneous

Sep 07

Four-way stop coming to Lone Tree corner

October 13, 2006: Eastbound IA 22 at old north end of IA 405. Throughout the 45 years that the intersection of IA 22 and the road leading into Lone Tree was a state highway (IA 405), 22 was always the … Continue reading

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Aug 31

Meeting reveals I-29/480 interchange final plans

On Aug. 15, the DOT held a meeting in Council Bluffs to go over the proposal for, and final environmental assessment of, a completely redone I-29/I-480 interchange in Council Bluffs. As you can see in the handout (PDF), the “interchange … Continue reading

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Aug 29

Second I-80 “public meeting” video online

The DOT’s “I-80 Planning Study Public Meeting #2″ video, about 11 minutes long, is online. It has had fewer than 400 views since being uploaded to YouTube a month ago. Perhaps I can help with that: For some reason, all … Continue reading

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Jul 21

Lincoln Highway routes in Belle Plaine, Part 2

July 7, 2013: Preston’s Station in Belle Plaine as it appeared in the centennial year of the Lincoln Highway’s creation. In 1924, the Lincoln Highway through Belle Plaine had almost nothing in common with what we think of as the … Continue reading

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Jul 20

Lincoln Highway routes in Belle Plaine, Part 1

July 7, 2013: Downtown Belle Plaine is a block south of today’s ┬ásigned Lincoln Highway route. Main Street, formerly 12th Street, is now one-way eastbound. It’s time to refine the history of the Lincoln Highway in Belle Plaine, and along … Continue reading

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Jun 30

Front of Sparks Garage has collapsed

April 17, 2016: Sparks Garage in Beaver. A Lincoln Highway landmark in central Iowa has entered its death throes. The Sparks Garage in Beaver, established in 1912 but abandoned for decades, deteriorated significantly in the past year. The cinder blocks … Continue reading

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Jun 28

History of the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming

Wyoming Public Television made an hourlong documentary for the centennial of the Lincoln Highway in that state. It won an Emmy. It’s entertaining and informative, and I’m going to link to the station’s page with the video although I first … Continue reading

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Jun 24

Lincoln Highway: Sutherland, Nebraska

August 6, 2016: Mural on side of building on side of Lincoln Highway/US 30 in Sutherland, Nebraska, about 6 miles east of the Mountain/Central time zone boundary. NOTE: I am getting a WordPress fatal error “undefined function current_action()” and until … Continue reading

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Jun 22

Lincoln Highway: Marshalltown, Iowa

March 26, 2010: Closeup of the clock tower at the Marshall County Courthouse. The Lincoln Highway’s original route through Marshall County went right through Marshalltown. It wasn’t relocated onto a straightaway until the end of 1947. The route through the … Continue reading

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Jun 21

Lincoln Highway: Jefferson, Iowa

May 15, 2011: The Greene County Courthouse, as seen from the Lincoln Highway (above) and looking east on the Lincoln Highway from the Mahanay Memorial Carillon Tower (below). Half a century plus one year after the Mahanay Memorial bell tower … Continue reading

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