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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BUMP on Sep 19, 2019 at 2:35:48 am [Print]
I'M just bumping some important updates back to the top:

bump: CA DETOUR Ongoing California detour

Due to washouts from heavy storms 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 GOOD CONDITION AS REPORTED BY MANY READERS. Its OK to drive now.

Another CA list bump (a good one!)

CA page-17
Cajon Blvd is now reopened between Kenwood Ave and Devore! You do NOT have to get on I-15 at Kenwood Ave. Just keep following Cajon Blvd. You'll curve under I-15 and then reconnect with old 66 on the other side!
Eastbound just follow Cajon Blvd instead of getting on I-215!

IL PAGE 3 TYPO on Oct 01, 2017 at 2:41:16 pm [remove] - [edit] [Print] Yikes. I must have had my head on backwards the day I revised Illinois page-3!
The first paragraph of the text should begin with "WB: To reach the EASTERN terminus..."!!!!!

Argh.

I also got my left and tight mixed up in the OPTION (paragraph 3). You turn LEFT on Adams Street! But I already confessed that long ago.

I just can't believe no one else corrected me on these two blunders.

Oklahoma City ok on Sep 18, 2019 at 12:27:36 am [Print]
Just reported...the lake overholser bridge is currently CLOSED. Use the map to bypass this classic steel bridge by current State Hwy 66 which runs alongside.

misc on Sep 11, 2019 at 8:21:19 pm [Print]
Be sure to scroll down for DETOURS in OK, NM and especially CA (plus two road re-openings in that state).

flagstaff az on Sep 10, 2019 at 2:38:26 am [Print]
Galaxy Diner is closed.

ROCK CAFE on Sep 06, 2019 at 10:12:21 pm [Print]
FOR THE PRESENT THE ROCK CAFE CLOSES AT 5 PM.

La bajada Hill on Aug 27, 2019 at 2:33:55 pm [Print]
All access to the old route down La Bajada Hill, from below and above, has been cut off. I never recommended trying to reach the top of the mesa from the Santa Fe side...but just want to let you know in case you are following other info. The bottom, as i reported last year or so, has been gated off and cant be approached from that direction, not even to reach the old bridge at the bottom.

NM page-25 on Aug 24, 2019 at 10:36:58 pm [Print]
The former FOLK ART ALERT on this page (EB only) is defunct and no longer worth a stop.

HOLBROOK AZ on Aug 11, 2019 at 7:15:52 pm [Print]
Juliens Roadrunner appears to be closed.

Manuelito NM on Aug 10, 2019 at 12:45:40 pm [Print]
66 is closed near Manuelito at Devil's Cliff. Use I40 to or from Lupton AZ

WILLIAMSVILLE IL on Aug 06, 2019 at 2:01:15 pm [Print]
The former "Die cast auto sales" is now "Frank's" owned by Jason Hayward. Thanks to Bella for these last two updates!