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July 3, 2012
9:24 pm
philipjadams
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Hi everyone,

Achieving a life time dream here and driving from new york to Los Angeles and starting the route 66 from Chicago, I believe parts of the road are no longer in use, which parts are these? And if I have to join a freeway, is it easily signposted to rejoin 66 when possible. Looking forward to meeting some nice people, real characters, and the real American friendliness. Best wishes to all also driving the route this year

Phil

July 4, 2012
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frank
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More than 80% of the original road is still in use...and some of it (especially in western OK and a few parts of TX) is original pavement.  If you are still a month or more away from the trip, get the EZ66 Guide by Jerry McClanahan.  If not, you can get basic Turn-Here kind of directions, for free, online.

The main Interstate highways generally do NOT offer directions to 66...but there are exceptions.  You cannot rely on the signs throughout and will need one of the two things mentioned above. 

There's also a lot more basic stuff in the Travel section of my website, referenced on this site several times.

And you're right--it IS a lot of fun!

July 10, 2012
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philipjadams
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Thanks Frank for the info and best wishes

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