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Driving Route 66 to save time September 30, 2009

Posted by Ron Warnick in Highways.
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If you’re traveling through central Missouri near the Interstate 44 corridor from Thursday through Thanksgiving, it may be advisable to take old Route 66 in the Rolla and Doolittle area.

The Rolla Daily News reports that the transportation department is adding lane restrictions to that interstate and that delays could be 45 minutes to an hour — especially on weekends.

However, there is an alternative:

An alternate route for those motorists traveling to or from the Kingshighway (184) exit is to use Martin Springs Drive to Doolittle and then Eisenhower Drive to the Sugar Tree (Road) exit. This also is Historic Old Route 66.

“I would encourage everyone to take an alternate route. This is historic, so that’s good, too,” said MoDOT South Central District Communications Director Christina Turkleson.

The road work is expected to be finished by Dec. 1.

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