Hi - we're doing our first 66 in less than 3 weeks. We recently watched a v good documentary in the UK about 66. It suggests that there are parts where you'd ordinarily follow (either on map or signs) but can find yourself faced with a closed road and having to turn back - one section had him doing 40 miles or so before he regained the right road.
Has anyone else encountered this...we're not bothered about it happening to us as 'Not all who wander are lost' is our mantra.
If you stay with the route shown in the EX Guide Route 66 (if you have that) you will not encounter any dead ends. However, there are sections off that route that are dead ends. The dead end parts are sometimes hard to find, so you would have to search to get on them. We have done quite a few, and they are quite interesting and fun to negotiate. All that being said, don't worry you should be fine.
BTW, the Casconade river bridge is closed at this time, but there are signs that detour you onto I-44 to miss the bridge. You can then return to Route 66 after you cross the river.
Also, I see you will be on the route at the same time as we will. Hope to see you along the way. We will be in our silver Corvette. convertible Enjoy the ride, and welcome to the U.S.A. 🙂
we found it hard to use the EZ Guide only because we are on a bike, so couldn't direct from the back by book, hoping for an app/map.
we are sure we saw the route disappear, so it literally went into grass at some points in Illinois and Missouri. Other parts went into loose gravel and the weight of the harley made it impossible to ride and had to either turn back or at one point the Sidewalk section I had to walk it and my husband drive with feet on floor very slowly.
we want to do it again in 3 odd years but on a trike. also no one told us about the crosswinds which nearly blew us off road between Albuquerque and Gallup in New Mexico. It had permanent signs up regarding severe gusts. Again on a trike it would be much better.