EZ UPDATES

For readers of the EZ 66 Guide for Travelers, I have provided free online updates to help keep your Route 66 experience as current as possible. As you might imagine, Route 66 is constantly undergoing changes, some good, others not so. Businesses open and close, roads are re-routed and street names change.

Please check back here just before your trip for the latest info. Entries are dated as to when they were added.

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EZ 66 readers have been helpful in keeping me keep the guidebook updated in between my own road trips, so if you discover something that needs to be addressed while on your journey, please let me know!

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9 foot road on Sep 20, 2018 at 11:20:12 pm [Print]
A message from Joe reminds me to bump this update back to the top...the 9 foot road from Miami to Narcissa was covered in rough gravel, but has recently been improved, so its not so bad, I still advise caution for bikes and sport cars.

Santa Fe on Sep 11, 2018 at 3:57:27 am [Print]
The Silver Saddle Motel is a great older .ptel with cool decor and a bargain.

Groom TX on Sep 11, 2018 at 3:56:14 am [Print]
The detour west of Groom is currently open.

Rock Creek Bridge on Aug 29, 2018 at 2:13:36 am [Print]
The Rock creek bridge on the Ozark Trail OPTION just west of Sapulpa has closed again.

This road is also signed as being closed further west.

OK PAGE-14 on Aug 20, 2018 at 11:17:45 pm [Print]
The Ozark trail OPTION west of Saplulpa is currently closed partway along.

Devikls Elbow MO on Jul 30, 2018 at 8:40:55 pm [Print]
Fred from the Netherlands just reported the good news that the Devils Elbow bridge is open again.

FLAGSTAFF AZ ROADWORK on Jul 18, 2018 at 2:57:52 pm [Print]
Lane Restrictions planned on Historic Route 66 between Pinnacle Street and Woodlands Village Boulevard through August
Permit work is scheduled Monday, July 23, through Friday, August 31

Drivers should plan for roadway restrictions on a small section of Historic Route 66 between Pinnacle Street and Woodlands Village Boulevard in Flagstaff from the end of July through August. The Arizona Department of Transportation has issued a permit to widen both sides of Historic Route 66 to construct two additional travel lanes in each direction between Milton Road and Woodlands Village Boulevard. This project will also add a new left turn lane from westbound Historic Route 66 onto southbound Woodlands Village Boulevard.

Drivers are advised to allow extra travel time as lane closures in both directions will be in place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Monday, July 23, through Friday, August 31. One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

What to expect:

Construction will occur Monday through Thursday, with lane closures between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Access to businesses in the area will be maintained at all times with at least one open driveway to each business.

OK page 28 on Jul 12, 2018 at 12:17:03 am [Print]
The bridge at Foss OK is open, so the 4 mile detour, from west of Exit 57 to Foss, is gone .

AZ page 14 on Jul 11, 2018 at 10:53:59 pm [Print]
From AZDOT: "On Thursday, July 12, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads will reopen after being closed since May."

In addition, the westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp at Parks will close for a few weeks to allow crews to continue rebuilding a 1-mile section of I-40 in both directions near the interchange."

(I think this won't affect WB travel to access 66 in Parks.EB you should be OK if already on 66.)

"The eastbound on- and off-ramps at Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads will close for the next few months. The ramps at the Parks Road interchange at milepost 178 will reopen to help detour traffic."

Work on this 5-mile section of I-40 is anticipated to wrap up by the fall.

bump: CA DETOUR on Jun 30, 2018 at 4:58:11 pm [Print]
Ongoing California detour

Due to washouts from heavy storms last year, the route between Essex CA and Chambless (Cadiz Jct) CA is currently CLOSED.

See the maps on CA page 2 and 6. This detour route below is indicated.

Westbound, JOIN I-40 west from Goffs Rd/Fenner at Exit 107. Take EXIT 78 Kelbaker Rd SOUTH (across I-40) for 11.5 miles back down to 66 / National Trails Hwy, then turn RIGHT to Amboy.

Eastbound, go thru Amboy, then LEFT on Kelbaker Road for 11.5 miles to I-40. Join I-40 EAST to EXIT 107 Goffs Rd/Fenner and rejoin the tour route.

NOTE: THE FORMERLY ROUGH OPTION ROUTE BETWEEN LUDLOW AND NEWBERRY SPRINGS IN NOW IN BETTER CONDITION AS REPORTED BY MANY READERS.