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.
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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!
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.
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:26:45 pm [Print]
I think I covered this goof earlier, but here it is again: Eastbound directions: There is NOT a stoplight for the right turn onto Pine street from Linden Street in NORMAL.
Yikes. I think I mistakenly took that from the WB directions.
Anyway, EB turn LEFT at the Linden Street stoplight, go 4 blocks to turn RIGHT onto Pine. There IS (currently) an HISTORIC 66 sign at the corner.
This is why I try to drive 66 as much as possible using my directions...to catch blunders like this.
IL page 23
Nov 20, 2018 at 4:19:37 pm [Print]
The route from Exit 63 (Farmersville) south to the N 16th Ave overpass north of Litchfield is still rough. OK for regular cars, but perhaps bikes should hop on I-55 to the Litchfield exit (and RVs,sports cars, etc).
Nov 06, 2018 at 5:49:23 pm [Print]
We enjoyed a great three night stay at the Carlinvilla Motel in Carlinville, Illinois on the 1926-1930 66.
Also had a great visit with Tully and Holly who are revitalizing the famed Launching Pad Diner(home of the Gemini Giant) in Wilmington.
And we had a great meal at the Old Route 66 Family restaurant in Dwight, and at the Ariston in Litchfield.
Nov 03, 2018 at 3:22:03 pm [Print]
Just got back from Illinois...here's a couple updates:
The route is now OPEN between Atlanta and Lincoln. (IL page 16)
The tour route on the west side od Williamsville (IL page-17) is currently blocked by construction at the jct of Bypass 66 and Elm.
Oct 17, 2018 at 3:24:40 pm [Print]
There's enough going on now in downtown Luther, OK that its worth a mention. Several restaurants including 116 Farmstead, which is a favorite. Also a couple of antique shops (including the Rusty Farm)and a gift shop.
Downtown is reached by turning south on Luther Rd. Cross the tracks and curve right on NE 2nd.
FLAGSTAFF TO WILLIAMS
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:11:58 pm [Print]
Construction goes on in Flagstaff at the JCT of I-40 and I-17. Not on the tour route but if you are using the freeway some exits may be closed at times.
also west to Williams...be advised that many onramps or offramps will be closed as work progresses. This sometimes has affected access to Parks from I-40.
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:09:53 pm [Print]
The El Vado Motel is open now. reservations are probably advised. You can't park at your room...but you can at the nearby Monterrey Motel, which is owned by the same people. I've stayed there several times under the old management.
Oct 03, 2018 at 8:08:23 pm [Print]
We had another good stay at the Route 66 Motel (the one with the old cars and windmill, etc in the courtyard) in Barstow last month.
Sep 27, 2018 at 1:48:54 pm [Print]
the Deluxe Inn in Seligman AZ is another great place to stay.