Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Looking Back: Roadbuilding in DeKalb County, Illinois, in 1916

From the April 13, 2016, MidWeek "Looking Back."

1916, 100 years ago:  "With about three and a half mile of cement state-aid road to be constructed, some 60 reinforced concrete bridges and culverts now in view, a cement county aid road on the county line between Kane and DeKalb counties to be considered, a large complete county map with all the details showing exactly every road, being prepared by the county for general distribution; with road signs to be placed at intersections and a general improvement of roads by the township-- the interest in highway improvement was never before so widespread and the improvements in highways and bridges in DeKalb county promised to be greater than in any other year."

Looks like DeKalb County back 100 years ago was in the forefront of the Good Roads Movement.

--RoadDog

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