Friday, April 6, 2018
Lincoln Highway Is Again Route 30 in Illinois in 1943 (Well, Alternate U.S. 30)
From the April 4, 2018, MidWeek "Looking Back."
1943, 75 Years Ago.
"The Lincoln Highway is again Route 30, signs designating the famous route as Alternate U.S. 30 being erected during the past few days. For years the Lincoln Highway through Illinois carried the official designation of U.S. 30.
"A few days ago, during a revamping of the highway system in the state, the number 30 was given to the former Route 71 and the Lincoln Highway was given the designation of U.S. Route 330.
"A few months ago, Governor Dwight H. Green announced that he had issued an order designating the Lincoln Highway in Illinois as Alternate U.S. 30 and signs to that effect are now being erected."
Today, the stretch of the old Lincoln Highway through DeKalb County is Illinois Highway 38.