Carthage council OKs ‘directions’ for Route 66

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Jan 132011

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Travelers along Route 66 through Carthage will have some better directions once work crews can install street markings approved this week by the City Council.

The council endorsed a recommendation of the city’s public works committee to stencil a Route 66 logo on Garrison Avenue between Central and Oak streets.

“That would provide a clear view of Route 66 through that part of town,” said Tom Short, city administrator.

Many tourists — from the U.S. and other countries — travel the route through Carthage.

“But sometimes people will miss the turn onto Oak Street, so this will have pavement stenciling and probably some turn arrows, so people won’t get lost,” Short said.

He said city crews will do the work in the spring.