Route 66 News

Driving Route 66 to save time

If you’re traveling through central Missouri near the Interstate 44 corridor from Thursday through Thanksgiving, it may be advisable to take old Route 66 in the Rolla and Doolittle area. The Rolla Daily News reports that the transportation department is…

Reimagining the Route

This is a well-done video about Route 66 from the Center for Creative Land Recycling. It explains how the Mother Road — especially in the desert Southwest — is being revitalized with brownfields remediation, alternative energy, outdoor recreation and historical…

Worth watching

The St. Louis Business Journal is reporting that U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan of Missouri is planning Tuesday to introduce a bill to Congress that would provide 20 percent federal tax credits to help rehabilitate historic structures. The Journal reports that…

Eating and cruising in Illinois

Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune has filed a story about Route 66 eating establishments in Illinois between St. Louis and the Windy City. Cited are Dell Rhea’s Chicken Basket of Willowbrook, That 50’s Place Diner in Dwight, the revived…

More details on Twin Arrows restoration

In the past few weeks, some encouraging signs were seen regarding the long-deteriorating Twin Arrows complex east of Flagstaff, Ariz. The two giant arrows were fully restored (seen above) after years of decline, and a volunteer work crew helped tidy…

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