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California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

California to allow bicycles on Interstate 40

The California Department of Transportation granted the Adventure Cycling Association‘s request to allow parts of Interstate 40 to be used as part of its upcoming Bicycle Route 66 Map, according a blog post Thursday from the association. The association had…

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

Part of old Route 66 in Kansas nominated to National Register

An old section of Route 66 north of Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the Kansas Historical Society. It’s rare for a nominated property to not win the designation. So the inclusion…

Route 66 reopened from Ludlow to Amboy

Route 66 reopened from Ludlow to Amboy

A 28-mile stretch of Route 66 from Ludlow, California, to Amboy, California, that was closed in September because of flood damage reopened Thursday afternoon, according to a news release from San Bernardino County. Flash flooding Sept. 7-8 damaged the National…

‘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.…

Spy agency’s rocket launch had a Route 66 reference

Spy agency’s rocket launch had a Route 66 reference

The rocket launch of a device by the National Reconnaissance Office in 2011 came with a mission patch that included a prominent Route 66 reference. Here’s the patch: According to the NRO, the device was launched aboard an Orbital Sciences Corporation Minotaur I…

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

White House petitioned to designate Route 66 a national landmark

Someone launched a We the People petition drive to the White House Sunday to designate “Old Route 66″ as a historic landmark. The creator of the petition is listed as J.W. (I don’t know who he or she is) of…

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

A significant part of Route 66 in Southern Calfornia’s Mojave Desert may reopen by January after flood damage forced its closing in early September. ZachNews, based in Needles, California, reported a 28-mile section of Route 66 from Ludlow to Amboy…

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