Route 66 Preservation in Flagstaff AZ

 Arizona, Daily  Comments Off on Route 66 Preservation in Flagstaff AZ
Jan 252011

Construction began in June of 2010. The Route 66 FUTS Trail remains open during construction.

This project involves the preservation of a 700-foot long stretch of historic Route 66 on the Route 66 FUTS Trail, east of Fanning Drive and west of the Route 66 underpass. In addition to preserving the road and adding interpretive elements, the project will beautify the area with landscaping and add a rest stop to the FUTS trail that uses the old circa 1937 road bed as a part of the trail system. The project is funded by Bed, Board, and Beverage Tax revenues.

To view conceptual plans for the rest stop, please click on the following documents:
Route 66 Conceptual Design Document
Route 66 Rest Stop and Landscape Plans

New Veteran’s Memorial / Rest Area in Sherman, IL

 Illinois, Route 66 States  Comments Off on New Veteran’s Memorial / Rest Area in Sherman, IL
May 132010

At the Illinois Route 66 Association’s Quarterly Meeting – the mayor of Sherman IL presented a plan and a rendering of how the town of Sherman IL (just north of Springfield) wanted to take a section of unused Route 66 and incorporate it into a new Veteran’s Memorial and Rest Area.

The area will have parking for motorcycles & cars and will have a walking area to see different displays about Route 66.

Click HERE to see the proposed rendering of the new park!