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Title: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: txstateends on June 07, 2018, 07:21:33 AM
TX is the last of the 8 Route 66 states to receive Historic Corridor status for its section of the route.  As of Wednesday, in conjunction with the updated status, new brown historic signs will be available for posting along TX' part of the route.  Several of the signs from TxDOT are being acquired for posting along Amarillo's part of the route, starting with the first one which was unveiled Wednesday west of downtown.  TxDOT is charging $700 each for the signs, which the head of the state's Old Route 66 association hopes to raise enough money for so that the other cities and areas along Route 66 in TX can also have them.  They aren't quite like the style that other states have for Historic Route signage, nor are they the same as the small ones seen in TX with "Old Route 66" in brown/white up to now.

http://www.amarillo.com/news/20180607/route-66-gets-its-signs
http://www.myhighplains.com/news/local-news/historic-route-66-signs-to-be-unveiled/1221859953
Title: Re: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: Henry on June 07, 2018, 09:03:14 AM
This is very long overdue, but I'm glad that they're recognizing it for the rich history it's had over the years.
Title: Re: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: MNHighwayMan on June 07, 2018, 09:58:23 AM
There is no way those signs cost $700 each to make.
Title: Re: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: cjk374 on June 07, 2018, 06:22:04 PM
Sounds like a money grab by TxDOT to me.
Title: Re: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: rte66man on June 08, 2018, 10:21:09 PM
from 2017 on I40 east of Groom:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/40874331040_6b20ffc275.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25gVCzw)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/40874331320_7fa8625eae.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25gVCEm)
Title: Re: Route 66 now has Historic Corridor status in TX
Post by: txstateends on June 09, 2018, 09:12:55 PM
from 2017 on I40 east of Groom:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1735/40874331040_6b20ffc275.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25gVCzw)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1724/40874331320_7fa8625eae.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25gVCEm)

Those are the "Old Route 66" ones I referred to in the OP.  I wonder how long it will take the Association president to come up with enough $$$$$ for places like Groom to have the more recent Historic version of the sign.