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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Bump NM page 3 on Feb 26, 2024 at 3:24:33 am [Print]
The dirt option is still closed between Glenrio and San Jon due to a county bridge that washed out last spring.

OK PAGE-19 SIDE TRIP on Feb 17, 2024 at 2:11:20 pm [Print]
Curently road construction has blocked the Side Trip Loop at Hiwassee Rd on the west end. You cannot drive this section until they have finished reconfiguring the intersection of Hiwassee, State Hwy 66 and the Side Trip. Also, currently this stretch of OK 66 is still being widened, and the road is down to one lane. You must follow a pilot vehicle. Its hard to stop at John Hargroves place until this finishes.

EDMOND TO OKC on Feb 17, 2024 at 2:08:01 pm [Print]
As of last week Kelley was still blocked south from Britton Rd.You can avoid this by using Britton Rd (the BELTLINE OPTION) or detour east or west to catch the next north-south road to return to Kelly or I-44

DON'T USE THE GUESTBOOK! on Feb 17, 2024 at 2:03:13 pm [Print]
I AM GETTING FLOODED WITH SPAM AND SCAMS ON THE GUESTBOOK (WHICH IS SET FOR ME TO APPROVE BEFORE MESSAGES SHOW). I JUST DELETED DOZENS OF CRAP MESSAGES. I AM SLOWLY WORKING ON A NEW WEBSITE. IN THE MEANTIME, PLEASE JUST DON'T BOTHER WITH THE GUESTBOOK.

McJerrys Route 66 Gallery closed temporarily on Feb 17, 2024 at 1:57:21 pm [Print]
I caught covid again, so the gallery will be closed until (hopefully) sometime late next week. Least i don't usually get many (any?) visitors this time of year. But I AM working on two commissioned paintings!

AMBOY ROAD CLOSURE on Feb 17, 2024 at 1:55:13 pm [Print]
As of 2-15-24, 66/National trails Rd is CLOSED between Amboy and Kelbaker Rd, due to bridge damage by flooding. This means that 66 is blocked from I-40 at Fenner thru to Amboy. You can only reach Amboy by driving east from Ludlow, or from the south from 29 Palms. You cannot use the DETOUR from I-40 via kelbaker Rd.
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San Bernardio County is trying to get existing wash outs fixed, and these new problems don't help.

SEABA STATION on Jan 31, 2024 at 3:05:07 am [Print]
Jerry of Seaba Station is "semi-retired". he said he will no longer have regular hours, but will still be "open and around". He suggests you call before making a special trip: 405 365 1744

WINTER HOURS-only on WARMER days! on Jan 13, 2024 at 5:37:36 pm [Print]
I won't be able to open the gallery when the temperatures are freezing. Its too expensive to heat the gallery for the few visitors that might want to come by in the off season.


WINTER WEATHER on Jan 13, 2024 at 4:56:34 pm [Print]
CHECK ROAD AND WEATHER CONDITIONS AHEAD BEFORE YOU DRIVE ANY OF 66 IN THE WINTER. CURRENTLY (FOR EXAMPLE) OKLAHOMA IS EXPERIENCING SEVERELY COLD TEMPS AND WIND CHILLS, WITH SNOW EXPECTED...THIS WILL INCLUDE KS AND MO TOO. TX, NM AND AZ HAVE RECENTLY EXPERIENCED ROAD CLOSURES AT TIMES. BE CAREFUL!

Launching Pad on Jan 08, 2024 at 9:25:19 pm [Print]
For the forseeable future, it is not recommended to enter onto the property of the Launching Pad in Wilmington, Illinois. if you want a photo of the Gemini Giant take it from across the street.