New signs to mark Iowa’s scenic, heritage byways

News

May 7th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s scenic and heritage byways are getting new signage marking the designation.

Troy Seifert with the Department of Transportation office in Ames told the Tribune that the Lincoln Highway between Clinton and Council Bluffs is the first to get the news signs. The first of an estimated 1,000 signs have gone up along the highway between Ames and Boone. The rest will be up by the end of the June. Signs will be installed along the state’s nine other byways by mid-November.

The project began in 2006, and Seifert secured a $580,000 grant for the signs.  Seifert says information about Iowa byways will soon be available online at www.iowabyways.org.