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Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

Street repairs uncover Route 66 bricks in Oklahoma City

A history buff discovered a street-widening project along Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City uncovered long-forgotten bricks used along that alignment of Route 66. Area resident Tony Emig stumbled onto the bricks while in traffic, reported KWTV: “I was looking at…

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Highway 96 bridge work disrupts Route 66 traffic to Carthage

Highway 96 bridge work disrupts Route 66 traffic to Carthage

Unexpected work on a bridge on Highway 96 (aka Route 66) east of Carthage, Missouri, has disputed traffic into that city. The Missouri Department of Transportation began work on the bridge in mid-August. The agency is detouring large-vehicle traffic to…

Preservationists will approach county to preserve Sidewalk Highway

Preservationists will approach county to preserve Sidewalk Highway

Route 66 fans, preservationists and area leaders met Wednesday at the historic Coleman Theatre in Miami, Oklahoma, to discuss ways to preserve an ancient stretch of Route 66 between Miami and Afton called the Sidewalk Highway or Ribbon Road. The…

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

More bridges washed out between Essex and Amboy

Those hoping old Route 66 between Essex and Amboy, California, would reopen to traffic by September after bridge repairs may have to wait longer — storms damaged more than a dozen bridges in that stretch last week. Mazin Kasey of…

Pueblo blocks access to La Bajada Hill

Pueblo blocks access to La Bajada Hill

The Cochiti Pueblo has blocked access to La Bajada Hill, an area where a 1920s alignment of Route 66 zigzagged down the mesa south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The pueblo is blocking the historic site to prevent further abuse…

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

Route 66 festival returns to Lebanon after seven-year hiatus

The Lebanon Route 66 Festival in Lebanon, Missouri, will return next month after a seven-year break, including a concert and gathering at the historic Munger Moss Motel. The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department…

An overview of the western ends of Route 66

An overview of the western ends of Route 66

Justin Scarred of Randomland Adventures is a blabbermouth, but the surprisingly well-informed host explains the various western ends of Route 66 — downtown Los Angeles, Olympic and Lincoln boulevards in Santa Monica and, finally, the traditional end at the Santa…

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

Route 66 bills in Congress need co-sponsors

The Route 66: The Road Ahead Initiative is seeking to have Route 66 advocates lobby their local U.S. representative and senator to co-sponsor two bills working their way through Congress. The bills are HR 801, which would name Route 66…

Route 66 listed among Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Route 66 listed among Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois

Landmarks Illinois on Thursday listed Route 66 as one of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois in the group’s annual list and advocated a National Historic Trail designation for the highway. The group stated: The purpose of the list…

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert to be closed until mid-September

Part of Route 66 in Mojave Desert to be closed until mid-September

A portion of Route 66 that runs through the Mojave Desert just east of Amboy, California, will be closed through mid-September because of bridge construction. San Bernardino County published a news release Monday in the Desert Dispatch newspaper, based in…

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