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!
Aug 11, 2019 at 7:15:52 pm [Print]
Juliens Roadrunner appears to be closed.
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
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!
Aug 06, 2019 at 2:00:07 pm [Print]
The stretch from lexington to Chenoa is still closed due to bridge work. You can take I-55 around this.
Gasconade river bridge
Aug 03, 2019 at 12:12:32 am [Print]
MO page-17: You can now drive old 66 between exit 145 and exit 140 east of Lebanon. A new outer road bridge has been opened, bypassing the closed and endangered 1923 Gasconade river bridge. You do NOT have to "JOIN I-40 WEST or EAST anymore. There is a side road that will let you get closer to the old bridge.
NM page -25
Jul 31, 2019 at 1:40:18 am [Print]
I have it on reliable authority that the FOLK ART ALERT on this page is now abandoned and overgrown and not worth a visit anymore.
Jul 16, 2019 at 7:45:20 pm [Print]
The Vintage iron Motorcycle Museum appears to be defunct. I looked in the dusty windows last Sunday and there was no merchandise on the gift shop shelves, and the rest looked empty, with just a few bikes visible in a back room.
I tried to call the number on their website, which still indicates it is OPEN (as do other websites), but no luck.
Looking at recent reviews, I found many from disappointed would be visitors reporting that it had liquidated and closed this year.
Flagstaff to williams
Jul 16, 2019 at 4:02:40 pm [Print]
There is a lot of construction along 66 in Flagstaff and on I-40?66 east of Williams. Use caution, allow time, and be aware some exit closures may block optional routes.
Go to https://az511.gov/
for the official construction map
9 foot Hwy Miami to Afton Oklahoma OK page 4
Jul 16, 2019 at 3:48:07 pm [Print]
Also known as the Ribbon Road or Sidewalk hHwy, this optional section has been mostly covered in gravel the last few years. Good news...the county is well on the way to getting funds for restoration!
The BAD news: Even though I don't feature this old section as an option due to roughness, many still drive it. However, the bridge (which also serves State Hwy 125)just south of Miami is currently closed. You can't access the 9 foot road from the north.
There's a dirt road connecting east to Hwy 125 from the HWY 10 JCT...but I can't vouch for it's suitablity, so travel at your own risk if you try this detour.
The SIDE TRIP from the MARKER north of Narcissa (between Miami and Afton) is where you can BEST see a mostly uncovered section.
As far as the SOUTHERN section closer to Afton, the road is currently closed at the railroad crossing east of town and north of current 66.
MO page 23
Jul 13, 2019 at 2:44:08 pm [Print]
Just a reminder that since the last edition Gay Parita has indeed been reopened by the late Gary Turner's daughter Barb and her husband George. Good folks!