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‘Singing Road’ already needs to be restriped

‘Singing Road’ already needs to be restriped

Barely three months after it was first installed, the New Mexico Department of Transportation will put new markings on the pavement of the “Singing Road” section of Route 66 east of Albuquerque because the old markings apparently have worn off.…

Pacific lands grant to buy scenic lookout

Pacific lands grant to buy scenic lookout

The city of Pacific, Missouri, has been awarded a $350,000 grant to help buy Lookout on Jensen’s Point off Route 66, reported the Washington Missourian. The St. Louis County Parks awarded the grant earlier this month. Pacific’s parks and recreation…

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

New Route 66 signs coming to Albuquerque

About a half-dozen new signs that join the Route 66 logo with a roadrunner will be installed in Albuquerque by the end of March, reported KRQE-TV in Albuquerque. The road runner, incidentally, is the state bird of New Mexico. The…

County clears plan for amusement park in Williams

Coconino County approved the creation of a theme park district that could lead to a half-billion-dollar amusement park on the north side of Williams, Arizona, according to the Arizona Daily Sun. The amusement park would be on 475 acres on…

Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon

Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon

While poking around Grand Canyon National Park’s website, I found this well-done 10-minute video about Phantom Ranch, at the bottom of the canyon. The video went live only a few weeks ago. Not only is the footage breathtaking, but you’ll…

Bus hits Route 66 column in Albuquerque

A wayward vehicle apparently caused a city bus to veer out of control and strike a decorative Route 66 column Friday at Central Avenue (aka Route 66) and Unser Boulevard on Albuquerque’s west side, reported the Albuquerque Journal. “This bus…

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