From the June 21, 2017, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1942, 75 Years Ago.
"An asphalt shoulder three feet in width on each side of the Kane and DeKalb counties is to be constructed this summer, highway officials announced today.
"Th road is to be given considerable attention by the construction crews as when the work is completed within a short time, it will be one of the best in this vicinity and used extensively by tourists."
I am not sure if this refers to just one road or all the roads. However, since the Lincoln Highway goes through both counties, perhaps this is the road receiving the three-foot-wide asphalt shoulders.