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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tx page 9 and 10 on Jun 14, 2018 at 7:56:42 pm [Print]
Route 66 (which is the south frontage road alongside I-40 here) is blocked 7 miles west of Groom near the Farm market Road 2880 overpass.
There is a marked detour but on gravel roads.

Best to jump on I-40 on the west side of GROOM at EXIT 112, and get off again at EXIT 98 for CONWAY (EB REVERSE).

Thanks, Simon!

SELIGMAN, AZ on Jun 01, 2018 at 10:28:03 pm [Print]
There are two exits from I-40 to Seligman. The western exit in currently closed for construction, but if you are following the EZ 66 Guide you will not need to use either exit!

ROADWORK BETWEEN PARKS AND WILLIAMS AZ on Jun 01, 2018 at 9:47:34 pm [Print]
THIS JUST IN FROM AZDOT:

Interstate 40 ramp closures in place between Parks and Williams in northern Arizona



Drivers in northern Arizona are advised to plan for travel delays on Interstate 40 because of traffic realignment and ramp closures at Parks, Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads. Crews are repairing 17 miles of pavement on I-40 between Parks and Williams. The project also includes making bridge deck repairs at Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads.
Beginning Monday, June 4, I-40 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between mileposts 178 and 179, near the Parks exit, while crews begin to reconstruct the travel lanes. The Parks exit will remain open throughout this work.
Through July, the westbound I-40 on- and off-ramps at Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads will be closed and traffic is being detoured to the Parks and Williams exits. In mid-July, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads will reopen and the westbound on- and off-ramp and eastbound on-ramp at the Parks exit will be close with traffic detoured to Pittman Valley Road through early August. Drivers must follow signed detour routes.
Crews are completing work on westbound I-40 between Garland Prairie and Pittman Valley roads first, then moving to eastbound I-40 in the same area in early summer. Construction will pause for the winter season and is scheduled to resume in spring 2019 for additional paving, bridge and intersection work. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
What to expect
Crews are scheduled to work Mondays through Fridays from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Lane closures and restrictions will be required
Ramp closures at Parks, Garland Prairie Road and Pittman Valley Road will be required
Drivers are advised to plan for slow traffic, follow the reduced speed limits and allow extra travel time
One lane will remain open in each direction throughout construction


Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT's Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving.


bump on Jun 01, 2018 at 9:37:47 pm [Print]
Another CA list bump (a good one!) I just wanted to bump this update back to the top of the list for the coming travel season. Its good news for once!

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-15 on May 28, 2018 at 10:30:04 pm [Print]

Bridge CLOSED on Route 66 between Atlanta and Lincoln at Lawndale.
Date : 6/1/2018 to 9/15/2018
DETOUR: Use I-55 between EXIT 140 in Atlanta and EXIT 133 in Lincoln
You can drive all of SW Arch/old 66 in Atlanta, and then double back on "Bypass 66" to the exit.


Waynseville MO on May 22, 2018 at 1:22:51 pm [Print]
Route 66 Community Art Gallery and the Get Your Pics on Route 66 Tours and Souvenirs Shop just across from the 1923 Roubidoux Bridge.

Holbrook fire on May 21, 2018 at 12:43:25 am [Print]
The Mangussen Adobe Motel in Holbrook suffered a fire today. If you booked there you will need to re book elsewhere.

Kingman on May 20, 2018 at 2:32:32 pm [Print]
But the Route 66 themed Ramada Inn in Kingman has reopened

Update June 11...it's reported there are again problems at this business.

Flagstaff on May 20, 2018 at 2:31:55 pm [Print]
The recently reopened Grand Canyon Cafe in Flagstaff has closed again.

AZ page -24 on May 13, 2018 at 4:39:47 pm [Print]
Just got a report from Don that the Route 66 Museum in the Powerhouse visitor center is no longer open on Sunday. That could change...its hard to keep up with changes in operation at the many museums! I suggest checking ahead by phone or on their websites to avoid disappointment.