Press Releases

Press Release #09-011

Contact: Seth Solomonow/Scott Gastel(212) 442-7033

Commissioner Sadik-Khan to unveil sign marking origin of historic Lincoln Highway

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and the Lincoln Highway Association will unveil a sign at Times Square tomorrow-the bicentennial of the birth of Abraham Lincoln-marking the eastern terminus of the historic highway. Established in 1913, the Lincoln Highway was the nation's first transcontinental route, running from New York to San Francisco before falling into disuse with the advent of numbered, interstate routes.

Event: DOT Commissioner Sadik-Khan and Lincoln Highway Association unveil sign marking origin of historic, transcontinental highway.

Date and Time: Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 10 a.m.

Location: Northwest corner of Broadway and 42nd Street, site of the highway's eastern terminus.