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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…

New road would partly restore old section of Route 66

The Phelps County commissioners may apply for a grant to build a north outer road near Interstate 44 that would partially restore an old section of Route 66 near Rolla, Missouri, according to The Leader Journal newspaper in St. James, Missouri. The new…

Route 66 in Mojave may be closed for months

Severe seasonal flooding closed a section of old Route 66 between Essex and Ludlow in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, and it may be weeks or even months before it reopens, according to one news source in the area. Zachnews, based…

‘Singing Road’ developed near Albuquerque

On a stretch of old Route 66 east of Albuquerque is a set of rumble strips that play “America the Beautiful” when you drive over them. We’ll let KOAT-TV in Albuquerque explain: The Associated Press reported that Tigress Productions created…

County will seek grant for Sidewalk Highway

Ottawa County, Oklahoma, will apply for a $300,000 “Rails to Trails” grant to shore up and ultimately preserve the Route 66 section of the historic Ribbon Road, aka Sidewalk Highway, between Miami and Afton, Oklahoma, reported the Miami News-Record. The…

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