Updates on Byway Activities- Corridor Management and More!

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway has had a very busy late summer and fall. The 11 Iowa Byways partnered (for the first time) on a booth at the Iowa State Fair and talked to many fair-goers about the Byway program, our individual Byway, and about communities and attractions along our Byway. The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway debuted our new 52-page brochure at the event and it was well received by the public. Since then, we have placed the booklets in Welcome Centers, Chambers of Commerce, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, and many attractions from Clinton to Council Bluffs. The booklet features what there is to see and do along the Byway by intrinsic quality (archaeology, cultural, historical, recreational, natural, and scenic.) These locations were developed through research and community input meetings last year as we worked our way through the Corridor Management Plan process. There is definitely something for everyone along the route! You will find the brochure at this website. The Lincoln...
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Corridor Management Plan Update

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway is a little over halfway through our 3-year process to create a new Corridor Management Plan for the Byway. The Byway travels through 13 counties and 43 communities in the central part of Iowa. By holding community input meetings in each county, we have included residents in this process. We have asked them to consider the 6 intrinsic qualities that make a Byway: historical, cultural, natural, scenic, recreational, and archaeological. What did they have in their community, what do they currently have in their community and what do they wish to see in their community in relation to these qualities? Historical is the most prominent quality of the Lincoln Highway. In Iowa, the train came through first and the Lincoln Highway followed the rail line going east and west across the state. They had already found, through trial and tribulations, the driest and flattest areas to lay their tracks and the best places build bridges to cross...
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