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.
If you wish to purchase your own copy of the EZ Guide, please go here
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!
May 08, 2023 at 7:51:08 am [Print]
Work is proceeding on the new marijuana dispensary just across the TX state line in formerly quiet Glenrio. I much preferred the ghost town vibe of Glenrio before all the recent demolitions.
Santa Fe NM
May 08, 2023 at 7:49:29 am [Print]
The Silver Saddle Motel is now "The Mystic" and is now much more expensive, plus has lost the retro feel that I enjoyed on my last visit. It may well be a good motel in its new incarnation, but it is no longer the place I recommended.
St Clair MO MO page-9
May 08, 2023 at 7:47:19 am [Print]
Just got a report that the Hwy 30 overpass that connects to Hwy W on the West side of St Clair is closed, and should reopen early this month. There is a marked detour via Hwy 47.
Apr 15, 2023 at 8:17:38 pm [Print]
The 1925 iron bridge with the brick deck on the old Ozark Trail option is currently closed. You can access the option by taking the new access road from the stoplight to the west if the just reopened Teepee Drive In.
Apr 13, 2023 at 11:07:16 am [Print]
Work is underway to widen a short stretch of 66 between POPS in Arcadia and the beginning of the 4-Lane west of Arcadia.
Also the section east of ARCADIA towards Luther is being widened.
McJerry's Route 66 GALLERY VISITS
Mar 07, 2023 at 10:13:14 am [Print]
PLEASE STOP BY!
I will be happy to open (if I am nearby or not eating lunch) when you call or text. If you are at the gallery it might take me a couple minutes.
If i don't pick up the phone (after you let it ring a while) it is BEST to send me a TEXT instead of a voicemail.
I usually get immediate notices of texts (and have your phone number then too). Voice mails often do not give me a timely notification...and often callers don't give me their number or say it too fast!
I'd like to meet you, so please don't give up (even if the OPEN sign is not up).
ARIZONA ROAD CONDITIONS
Feb 22, 2023 at 7:34:57 pm [Print]
ALSO: entering spring, I-40 thru northern AZ is in bad shape with many potholes! Drive carefully (sadly you must use 40 a lot...but i would NOT use it between Seligman and Kingman...66 is better!))
In this winter season, Check AZ511.com for road conditions before trying to drive thru AZ (Or call 511)
I have shared official notices and others at my FB page....EZ 66 Guide
ok page-19 (ok page-18 in 4th edition and earlier)
Feb 01, 2023 at 11:29:59 am [Print]
There is new construction beginning east of Arcadia to widen OK 66. Similar work is ongoing west of Wellston, OK and has been completed for a few years east of Luther.
Jan 31, 2023 at 3:43:59 pm [Print]
Yes, the link to buy the EZ from my publisher IS BROKE. I can't easily get it fixed).
BUT...even though you get an error, behind that error message my publishers page is visible...just click on his "STORE" and you will get there.
Jan 27, 2023 at 9:32:40 am [Print]
On NM page-8, I wrongly gave a distance of 150 miles that was cut off by the bypassing of Santa Fe in 1937.
The new mileage POST 1937 from Santa Rosa NM thru Albuqueque to Correo, NM (where both versions meet) is about 150 miles. I must have entered THIS mileage when i did the text!!!
The PRE 1937 mileage from Santa Rosa thru Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Lunas to Correo is about 235 miles.
Thus, the POST 1937 direct route from Santa Rosa to Correo saved about 85 miles. Give or take.
Only looking at the Santa Rosa to Albuquerque section, the savings was 62 miles.
Take these mileages with a grain of salt. They are a modern approximation. I need to dig back thru some old road maps to sample the actual pre-interstate era miles. And there were some route changes between 1926 and 1937 that would cause a few miles difference.