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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.…

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…

Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by late January

We’re now starting to realize the extent of flooding damage to Route 66 in Southern California in September. Not only do 80 miles through the Mojave Desert remain closed, but it likely will remain closed until late January — two…

Book review: “Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery”

Some may assume Cyrus Avery became known as “The Father of Route 66″ simply because he was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time when the highway became designated and federally certified in 1926. But…

Route 66 in Mojave may reopen by late November

Long sections of historic Route 66 that were closed in mid-September because of extensive flood damage may reopen by late November, reported The Press-Enterprise. The newspaper had more details about the damage: In some spots there are holes large enough…

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