Route 66 News

Fontana wants to mark Mother Road heritage

The city of Fontana, Calif., is jumping on board a bit late, but I'm glad to see it says it will try to revitalize its portion of Route 66.

According to the San Bernardino County Sun:

City leaders are trying to celebrate Fontana's Route 66 ties through streetscape, such as fountains, a park, signs, monuments, decorative street lights, landscaped medians and possibly an arched entryway.

Council members are in Washington today to hit up legislators for $75,000 in funding to preserve the heritage of the Mother Road.

Route 66-themed amenities, such as street signs that look like license plates, would be added as Foothill Boulevard is improved with lighting, curbs and gutters and new development.