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!
Death. Valley closed
Sep 01, 2023 at 4:07:28 pm [Print]
As of now the entire death valley is closed due to damage from hurricane hillary. Check the park website before attempting this side trip
GOFFS RD CLOSED CA PAGES 1-5
Aug 22, 2023 at 12:36:16 pm [Print]
UPDATE AS OF 9-9-23: THE SECTION OF GOFFS RD FROM US 95 THRU GOFFS TO FENNER AT I-40 IS NO LONGER MARKED AS "CLOSED" ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE. ALL EARLIER CLOSURES ARE STILL IN EFFECT.
DUE TO THE RECENT FLOODING CAUSED BY HURRICANE HILLARY, GOFFS RD/66 IS CLOSED FROM US 95 ON THE EAST TO i-40 (FENNER) ON THE WEST.
YOU MUST USE I-40 FROM NEEDLES WEST TO KELBAKER RD, WHICH IS A PRIOR DETOUR TO REACH ROUTE 66 AND AMBOY. (REMEBER, 66 IS STILL CLOSED FROM 1-40 AT FENNER/ESSEX TO CHAMBLESS (EAST OF KELBAKER RD/AMBOY).
CHECK THE OFFICIAL SAN BERNARDINO ROAD CLOSURE PAGE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL (otherwise you might either miss this section when reopened, or have to double back if still closed)
east of Weatherford OK
Jul 03, 2023 at 10:00:05 pm [Print]
66 is currently closed between Hydro and Weatherford. You can visit Lucilles, but you must double back to take I-40 to Weatherford.
SAPULPA OK PAGE-14
Jun 29, 2023 at 1:35:52 pm [Print]
Entering Sapulpa from the east (westbound, headed south) on Mission, TAKE NOTE of the direction to turn RIGHT on DEWEY AVE AFTER ALMOST ONE MILE from the turn at Frankoma Rd.
Do NOT continue to follow the confusing OK 66 (white and black) sign at the intersection of Mission and Dewey. TURN RIGHT at this light onto Dewey.
They recently rerouted the state "Hwy 66" further south on Mission, to avoid downtown SAPULPA, hence the confusion.
Again, coming south to the intersection with Dewey, you see a State Hwy 66 sign indicating to continue straight. BZZZT. Turn RIGHT ON Dewey instead. You'll see a confirming HISTORIC 66 (brown and white) sign soon after the turn.
GIANT MUSEUM ATLANTA IL
Jun 29, 2023 at 11:05:18 am [Print]
A new museum of roadside giants is opening in this town, long home to the Hot Dog Giant.
WEST END GARAGE VISITOR CENTER EDWARDSVILLE ILLINOIS
Jun 29, 2023 at 11:03:26 am [Print]
Come to Edwardsville and watch the Grand Opening ceremony for West End Station! This former Route 66 service station turned dental office is being retooled as an interpretive center about Route 66, which originally traversed Edwardsville and wound its way past the station.
newly restored historic Route 66 gas station is located at 620 St. Louis St. (West St. & St. Louis St.). Once it opens in June, the site will be open for visitors Fridays through Sundays. Informational panels will tell the Edwardsville Route 66 story.
The station opened in 1927 as a Texaco in an earlier building that was angled toward the intersection it looks over. In the 1930s, the building was replaced and became a Mobil station.
BUMP" AMBOY AREA
Jun 29, 2023 at 10:00:34 am [Print]
66 IS OPEN from Amboy to Ludlow
Still closed east of Amboy, from Chambless back east to I-40 at Fenner.
Use Kelbaker Rd south from I-40 to reach Amboy and continue west to Ludlow (or reverse eastbound).
RV ALERT: there may be some load limited bridges west of Amboy
UNOFFICIAL stamp pages in the EZ 66 5th ed:
Jun 29, 2023 at 9:57:54 am [Print]
You can use these pages to collect stamps from ANY place on 66 that offers them...just for fun.
These pages are not a "passport" deal where you must stop at specific places and get stamps to get a prize.
You won't get anything...except memories of your trip!
Jun 02, 2023 at 2:40:25 pm [Print]
Avoid any dirt roads in western OK, across Texas and eastern NM until they dry.
UPDATE: bridge is still washed out on the dirt OPTION FROM GLENRIO TO SAN JON. Use the regular directions on the paved road.
May 30, 2023 at 9:35:53 am [Print]
Pow Wow restaurant is reportedly closed. Kix on 66 is open again.