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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…

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.…

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