Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Looking Back to 1941: Right-Of-Way and Trucks Stay Off the Black Tops

From the April 6, 2016, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."

1941, 75 Years Ago.

"County treasurer Oscar N. Larson was authorized Saturday to make out $14,985.00 in checks on county funds for the purchase of Route 23 right-of-way recently contracted for by the county with 40 property owners along the Sycamore-DeKalb road for the new four-lane highway between the twp cities."

**  Heavy trucks must keep off the blacktop roads during the spring period to save the road from serious damage, DeKalb County Sheriff announced Monday, and strict enforcement of this prohibition is being carried out by the sheriff's office following the posting of the state aid roads in the county during the past week."

Land had to be bought for the four lane road.

You Drivee, We Tickee.  --RoadDog


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