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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…

Google Maps Street View comes to the Grand Canyon

Route 66 fans often use Street View on Google Maps to vicariously travel the Mother Road, as this demonstration video from 2010 shows: Now, Street View has arrived at one of the most popular side trips for Route 66 travelers…

A man’s trip on Route 66 in 1967

Magnum Redux, a self-proclaimed “writer, artist, published author, car lover, gun nut, professional musician, and nostalgia expert” on YouTube, describes a trip he took on Route 66 in 1967 from Joplin, Mo., to Santa Monica, Calif. He also gives a…

Meteor City Trading Post’s final business day is Dec. 23

Meteor City Trading Post, located off old Route 66 west of Winslow, Ariz., announced today on its Facebook page its final day of business will be Dec. 23. The message read: AS much as it saddens me I have to…

Even parts of Route 66 need better cell-phone coverage

A lot of folks use smartphones today. But more than 1 million residents in the United States still can’t use them to a great degree because of the lack of 3G or better wireless coverage in their region. That includes…

Route 66 Interpretive Plaza in Tulsa is finished

Travelers on Route 66 in Tulsa now have a new, short side trip to check out — the Route 66 Interpretive Plaza near 11th Street and Mingo Road. The sign in a median at that intersection that directs you to…

New Mexicans route bicycle path for Mother Road

In November 2010, the Adventure Cycling Association announced it was mapping out a bicycle-friendly path of Route 66. The group hopes to have those maps available by 2014. However, the New Mexico Touring Society has already created maps for cyclists…

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