Friday, October 2, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- August 2015: Festivals and Unsafe Roads

Items taken from the Route 66 News site.

AUGUST 17--  23,000 attended the 5th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri.  More and more Route 66 towns are having Route 66 Festivals.  It's good for publicity and bring in tourists.

AUGUST 19--  From the Bloomington (Il.) Pantagraph  Route 66 near Towanda reopens after being closed for five days due to a collapse of the roadway.  A 14-by5-foot section collapsed.  The material under it was found to be unstable.  Work will also be done across all lanes of I-55 near the spot.

Keep 'em rolling, but safely.

AUGUST 21--  A look at the off-limits Route 66 in McCook, Illinois.  This would be the part of the old Joliet Road that passed really near to a quarry.  This look was done by a drone and you can really see the necessity for closing this section.


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