For anyone commuting east from Milwaukee, the first question is how to get through or around Chicago. After that, if the destination is not south as well as east, there is little alternative to the Indiana and Ohio toll roads, aka I-90. But a little further south, almost unrecognizable on highway maps, is a convenient four-lane divided highway, a good route for Pittsburgh and points east or south from western Pennsylvania. U.S. Highway 30 is the old Lincoln Highway, originally a two-lane paved road that was the best ever when it was first built. But over the years, it has been improved for the benefit of communities just a little too far south to use the tollways. Traffic is light, both week-ends and week-days. Across Indiana, the speed limit is mostly 60 mph, occasionally passing through outer business districts with occasional traffic lights and speed limits of 55, 50, or even 45. In western Ohio, the speed limit is 65, and further east, where there are more population centers, sometimes 55, but still mostly freeway driving without traffic lights, until just east of Canton. The road follows a gentle southward slope pointing directly to Pittsburgh (unlike the north and south curves of the tollway). It is more open country, less urban corridors. Access from Milwaukee is simple, taking 94 through Chicago, avoiding lanes heading for Memphis, St. Louis, or the Chicago Skyway, and following the Bishop Ford Freeway to I-80 east, then to I-65 south, and after 5 1/2 miles, exiting to U.S. 30. For a few miles west of I-65, a driver in a hurry might wonder about choosing this route. It is a commercial district with frequent stop lights. But once out into more rural terrain, the route is a breath of fresh air. It is definitely worth taking the ring road around Ft. Wayne on the other side of Indiana. It is not clearly marked coming from the west: I-69 north to I-469 east runs neatly around the medium sized metropolis, and soon signs for U.S. 30 appear, including the exit eastbound to the Ohio state line. In Ohio, there is a tricky merger and separation with U.S. 23: be careful to get in the correct lane to continue on 30. On the eastern side of Ohio, just past Canton, is the only stretch that reverts two two lane winding road, up hill and down dale, through quaint little towns, including Minerva, Kensington and Lisbon. But then, the way to Pittsburgh is open on freeways, following Ohio Rte 11 to Ohio Rte 7 south to U.S. Hwy 22 east, just south of Wierton, West Virginia. An adventurous driver looking for scenery rather than speed could stay on U.S. 30 into Pennsylvania. It is shorter, but it would take a lot more time. East of Pittsburgh, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is of course a toll road. But, for those heading for Maryland or Washington, D.C., I-79 south to I-68 east offers a good freeway route via Morgantown, West Virginia, Cumberland, Maryland, and Hagerstown.