Category Archives: Highway Miscellaneous

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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Jun 20

Lincoln Highway: Williamstown, Ohio

October 3, 2013: Intersection of the Lincoln Highway and US 68, Williamstown, Ohio. A significant stretch of the Lincoln Highway in Ohio was signed as US 30 as recently as the beginning of the 21st Century. The highway was upgraded … Continue reading

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Jun 19

The Lincoln Highway, as previously seen here

July 6, 2013: Youngville Station at the intersection of US 30/218 in Benton County. Over multiple days, I traveled the then-newly-signed Lincoln Highway Historic Byway across Iowa for its 100th birthday. Since this week is the Lincoln Highway Association’s annual … Continue reading

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Jun 09

Final IA 17 reroute revealed

At a mid-May meeting, the Iowa DOT presented the newest version of its plan to reroute IA 17 east of Boone. A new road would run north of the Central Iowa Expo (Farm Progress Show) grounds for about ¾ mile … Continue reading

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Jun 05

Replacement of US 63 bridge over Mississippi River begins

Not in Iowa, but related to this website because it involves US 63 and the Mississippi River: Last month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation began construction on a replacement for the US 63 bridge at Red Wing. Story: KARE (warning: … Continue reading

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Jun 01

A slight extension of this website’s coverage

Blog post 2000! With all the Iowa highway information newly available online, there’s plenty of work I can do. I’ve been doing some of that by editing the pages with the most important changes (or obvious corrections). I announced a … Continue reading

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May 19

Arkansas’ abuse of highway numbers continues

Buried in the continuing resolution that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year were two interstate designations. One is designating the US 67 freeway from Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, as Interstate 57. However, there … Continue reading

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May 17

Statewide bridge database available online

September 1, 2009: Despite being less than 50 years old, the IA 136 bridge over the Mississippi River at Clinton is classified as poor condition and functionally obsolete. Without any fanfare, the state has put a valuable resource online: A … Continue reading

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