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A look at off-limits Route 66 in McCook

A look at off-limits Route 66 in McCook

A few weeks ago, Roamin’ Rich Dinkela — with the help of a drone helicopter — created this video about the closed section of Route 66 near McCook, Illinois. The approximate one-mile section of Joliet Road, aka Route 66, was…

Gutierrez-Hubbell House added to National Register

The Gutierrez-Hubbell House that’s sat along a stretch of old Route 66 south of Albuquerque since the 1860s has been designated to the National Register of Historic Places, according to an email this week from the National Park Service. The…

Incredible scenes from the Cajon Pass fires

Wildfires along the Cajon Pass north of the Los Angeles metro area are an unfortunate but fairly regular occurrence during summer, and the fires often close the Interstate 15 / Route 66 corridor for a few hours. Friday’s fire was…

Bridge near Funks Grove soon will be closed until late October

Bridge near Funks Grove soon will be closed until late October

A stretch of Route 66 that goes near Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup and the Illinois hamlet of Funks Grove will be closed through late October because a 1950s-era bridge will be replaced. According to a brief in the Bloomington…

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may remain closed until 2016

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may remain closed until 2016

A portion of the National Trails Highway (aka Route 66) from Essex, California, to just east of Amboy, California, may remain closed until 2016 because flash flooding in September 2014 damaged the roadway and bridges there, according to a San…

Section of old Route 66 in Kansas added to National Register

Section of old Route 66 in Kansas added to National Register

A 2-mile section of old Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, was added to the National Register of Historic Places effective April 14, according to an email this week from the National Park Service. The National Register designation was…

Lebanon may rename Elm Street to Route 66

Lebanon may rename Elm Street to Route 66

Lebanon, Missouri, may rename Elm Street to Route 66 within its city limits, reported the Lebanon Daily Record. The mayor, Lyle Anderson, said when that change occurs isn’t certain, only that it is coming: “It’s not clear yet what we…

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