New sign for Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield is a throwback to its earlier days

On Friday, Ace Sign Co. installed a new sign at the Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield, Illinois, that is a throwback to the Route 66 landmark's earlier days. The restaurant posted this photo of the sign, stating it wasn't yet completely functional but should be next week: About a week before the installation, Ace Sign … Continue reading New sign for Cozy Dog Drive-In in Springfield is a throwback to its earlier days

City of Lockport erects Route 66 monument sign despite it never being on Route 66

The City of Lockport, Illinois, a few days ago erected a Route 66 monument sign that celebrates the city's dubious heritage with the highway and Route 66's approaching centennial. According to the Homer Glen-Lockport Patch, the monument was placed on State Street near the Metra lot. "To commemorate Lockport’s role in the Route 66 centennial, … Continue reading City of Lockport erects Route 66 monument sign despite it never being on Route 66

Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state

The Oklahoma Route 66 Association a few days ago announced it is replacing about a dozen "Roadside Attraction" signs erected by Hampton Inn at Route 66 sites across the state nearly 20 years ago. The association stated in a news release it was identifying the location, the sign's status and whether descriptive text needs to … Continue reading Oklahoma Route 66 Association replacing “Roadside Attraction” signs in state

Albuquerque officials sponsor a resolution to give $250,000 to improve Route 66

Two Albuquerque city councilors have introduced a resolution to earmark $250,000 to improve the city's 18 miles of Route 66, including the rehabilitation of iconic signs. City councilors Klarissa Pena and Renee Grout have sponsored the resolution. Rachael Hernandez, an aide to Pena, stated in an email the resolution first will go to the city's … Continue reading Albuquerque officials sponsor a resolution to give $250,000 to improve Route 66

New Route 66 sign installed at Tulsa Fire Station 66

Tulsa Fire Station 66 on the city's east side recently installed a repurposed Route 66 sign there that lights up a night. According to News on 6 in Tulsa: Someone donated the new sign, to help boost tourism on Route 66.Fire Chief Michael Baker flipped the switch on Thursday night and turned on the sign for the … Continue reading New Route 66 sign installed at Tulsa Fire Station 66

Illinois announces $4 million in grants for projects along Route 66

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday announced $4 million in grants for various projects along Route 66, including a visitors center in a former Edwardsville gas station, reopening the old Cannonball Jail in Carlinville and a new Muffler Man on a restaurant in Berwyn. According to Riverbender.com and … Continue reading Illinois announces $4 million in grants for projects along Route 66

Route 66 Association of Missouri plans event to repaint big road shield at Gary’s Gay Parita

The Route 66 Association of Missouri is planning a May 28 event to repaint "the largest Route 66 shield in Missouri" at Gary's Gay Parita Sinclair Station in Paris Springs, Missouri. Roamin' Rich Dinkela, now president of the association, in 2018 painted the large shield onto the roadway, and it has become faded with weather … Continue reading Route 66 Association of Missouri plans event to repaint big road shield at Gary’s Gay Parita

National Trust grant to help virtually augment ghost signs along Route 66 in Oklahoma

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership recently received a $2,250 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support Craig Winslow’s project, "Light Capsules," which seeks to virtually restore the remnants of eight ghost signs along Route 66 in Oklahoma. According to a news release from the partnership: The Road Ahead will use this … Continue reading National Trust grant to help virtually augment ghost signs along Route 66 in Oklahoma

Oklahoma issues guidelines for entities to paint Route 66 shield on pavement

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation recently issued pavement-marking guidelines for cities and counties along Route 66 before the highway's centennial in 2026. According to an ODOT news release posted by the Oklahoma Route 66 Association, the guidance came after several entities requested it. The 21-foot by 8-foot black and white markings will be approved by … Continue reading Oklahoma issues guidelines for entities to paint Route 66 shield on pavement

Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa gets a new neon sign

The Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently showed off a new neon sign. The sign was designed by LekTron Branding Solutions of nearby Tulsa. Here are some images of the sign, along with its older sign and its 66-foot-tall faux gas pump, posted on the museum's Facebook page: The museum, which … Continue reading Heart of Route 66 Auto Museum in Sapulpa gets a new neon sign