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!
Feb 10, 2019 at 11:01:50 pm [Print]
Be sure to check my EZ 66 Guide facebook page, as I do post temporary road conditions and other things as they arise.
CA DETOUR ONGOING BUMPED BACK UP
Feb 05, 2019 at 9:38:59 pm [Print]
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.
DO NOT DRIVE PAST THE BARRICADES AND THROUGH THE WASHES TO BYPASS THE CLOSED BRIDGES! Some are posting videos of doing this...but you can be ticketed or damage your car or get stuck!
Feb 05, 2019 at 9:38:14 pm [Print]
JUST BUMPING THIS EMBARRASSING TYPO BACK TO THE TOP!
IL PAGE 3 TYPO on Oct 01, 2017 at 2:41:16 pm [remove] -  [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..."!!!!!
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.
foe NM road clocure info
Dec 28, 2018 at 11:10:38 pm [Print]
AFTON STATION AFTON OK
Dec 20, 2018 at 4:33:47 pm [Print]
Sad news about the former Afton Station in Afton, OK. The Packard museum seems to be extinct, as most of the Packards have been sold and removed. The future of the station is unknown. It is closed for the winter, and the family is not sure whether it will reopen (without the Packards) or be sold.
NEW ROUTE 66 COLORING BOOK!
Dec 12, 2018 at 4:11:55 pm [Print]
SEE THE GALLERY PAGE FOR MY NEW ADULT ROUTE 66 COLORING BOOK.
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:52:40 pm [Print]
There are currently about 70 pages of updates, going back a few editions. I DON"T advise printing them all!
You can scroll down to the beginning of the updates which pertain to the edition you have. The 4th edition updates begin NOV 4 2015.
I would read thru and mark in your book which updates apply to you.
I will improve this website next year, with better functionality!
AZ page 16
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:35:43 pm [Print]
There are NO "Bike Trail" signs anywhere on this page anymore.
OK page 4
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:34:44 pm [Print]
The section of 9 foot "sidewalk hwy" between Miami to Narcissa is currently in better condition. More of the old road is visible now that much of the gravel has been removed. Some parts still may be rough.
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:31:52 pm [Print]
EB (eastbound) there is currently NO Historic 66 sign to alert you to the Allen Rd alignment that will take you to Donaldson Rd and the turkey tracks. Use the detail map.