Lincoln Highway now an official byway in Indiana

The Indiana portion of the Lincoln Highway is now officially part of the Indiana Byway Program. The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association and a new Indiana Lincoln Highway Byway Council will develop a corridor management plan, including guidelines for road signage and the creation of tourism materials to promote the towns and businesses and events held along the route.

Beautifying the Lincoln Highway in South Bend, Indiana

Lincoln Highway Association member Joyce Chambers writes about the beautification project of a railroad viaduct near the Lincoln Highway in South Bend, Indiana.

Bill and Karen’s excellent Lincoln Highway adventure

Bill and Karen, of Lafontaine, Ontario, Canada, are blogging about their latest two-lane road trip adventure along the Lincoln Highway.

Lincoln Highway weekend events

Here are a few events to enjoy along the Lincoln Highway this weekend.

The 4th Annual Iowa Lincoln Highway Motor Tour runs for three days, starting tomorrow.

One of the stops the tour is making will be at the Pioneer Days festival in Le Grand, Iowa on Saturday.

On Saturday, two classic Ford car clubs are taking tours of Noble County, Indiana, through which the Lincoln Highway passes.

On Saturday and Sunday, more than 300 quilts will be displayed at the Heart of the Lincoln Highway Quilt Show in Jefferson, Iowa.

  • Arts & Culture, Aug. 21, Michael Morain, Des Moines Register, August 18, 2011 (scroll down to the bottom of the article)

On Sunday, the Second Annual Lincoln Highway Car Show will take place in Matteson, Illinois.

Building railroad bridges can take decades

Two cities along the Lincoln Highway have been trying to eliminate at-grade railroad crossings since the 1920s.

The Calumet Avenue grade separation in Munster, Indiana was first brought up in 1922. The city is finally hoping to start construction next year and finish in 2016. The project is about three miles north of the intersection of Calumet Avenue and the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30).

In Mansfield, Ohio, bridges over and under the railroads allowed the Lincoln Highway to be rerouted through the city by 1924, but other railroad crossings have not been separated to this day.

Dixie Highway classic car cruise meets the Lincoln Highway

The annual Driving the Dixie Classic Car Cruise stopped in Chicago Heights, Illinois, where the Dixie Highway intersects the Lincoln Highway. Both the Dixie and the Lincoln were the brainchild of entrepreneur Carl Fisher.

  • Driving the Dixie, Paul Czapkowicz, The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, Ind.), June 19, 2011

Plans for a Lincoln Highway kiosk in La Porte, IN

The Indiana chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association is raising money to install a kiosk commemorating the original route of the Lincoln Highway through La Porte, Indiana.