County Economic Development Director David Gleiser says it’s part of a national project to mark the original route. He says the Historic Highway 20 Association was formed in 2012 to promote travel on the original route of Highway 20 from Massachusetts to Oregon.
That route came through Iowa and was somewhat different from the now four-lane Highway 20 completed in 2018 that extends from Dubuque to Sioux City.
Gleiser says the cost to the county would be around $7,500. He says that is the cost of the labor to install and maintain the signs, and he will work to get some grant funding. Cushing, Correctionville, and Sioux City were on that original 1926 route. Lawton and Moville were not.
The county board of supervisors voted 4-0 to approve the sign project.
(By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City)