Route 66 Corridor Management Plan Draft
Being Released For Public Comment
Corridor Management Plan information.
January 26, 2015
It takes a big hot coffee to read through the
comprehensive 202-page Corridor Management Plan draft. The reading is easy going,
interesting, and after page 174 are the appendixes.
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, a BLM press release to the news media will
be announcing the release of the Route 66 Corridor Management Plan's draft.
For those not having access to the Internet for downloading, a reading copy will be
available for public review on January 28, 2015 at the following locations:
• BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553, (951) 697-5200.
• BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311, (760) 256-6000.
• BLM Needles Field Office, 1303 South Highway 95, Needles, CA 92363, (760) 326-7000.
• City of Barstow Chamber of Commerce, Casa Del Desierto Harvey House, 681 North 1st Avenue, Barstow, CA (760) 256-8617.
• Barstow Public Library, 304 East Buena Vista Street, Barstow, CA (760) 256-4850.
• City of Needles Chamber of Commerce, 100 G Street, Needles, CA 92363, (760) 326-2050.
• Needles Branch Library, 1111 Bailey Avenue, Needles, CA (760) 326-9255.
For anyone having trouble downloading the CMP, a black and white copy of the
draft plan or a CD containing PDF files of the draft can be requested by sending an e-mail to
and including "CMP Copy Request" in the subject line. In the body of the e-mail, state if you
are requesting a CD of PDF files or a B&W hard copy.
A full PDF version of the Draft CMP can be downloaded as one large file
(about 15MB) here.
Alternatively, you can download smaller chapter files:
Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION
Overarching purpose of the CMP: to guide management of the route for
heritage tourism based economic development and designation of the Route 66 corridor
between Needles and Barstow as a National Scenic Byway or All- American Road.
Chapter 2: PLANNING CONTEXT
Documenting complex interagency and non-governmental management
responsibilities across the desert corridor.
Chapter 3: QUALITIES OF HISTORIC ROUTE 66
What makes this section of Route 66 significant? Why is it important?
Chapter 4: STEWARDSHIP
Preserving historic sites and heritage and minimizing potential visual intrusions to the travel experience.
Chapter 5: VISITOR EXPERIENCE
Enhancing visitor infrastructure to support economic growth and sustainable tourism.
Chapter 6: VISITOR SAFETY AND ROADWAY COMFORT
Increasing safety and roadway infrastructure to enhance the driving experience in a manner sensitive to historic context.
Chapter 7: MARKETING
Developing current, consistent, and accurate information to position the route and surrounding attractions as primary destinations for target audiences.
Chapter 8: IMPLEMENTATION
Building an organizational structure to implement recommended management strategies.
How to Make Written Comments on the Plan
Written comments will be accepted through Saturday, February 28, 2015,
and may be submitted by mail to Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, 815 North Royal Street,
Suite 200, Attn: Route 66 CMP, Alexandria, VA, 22314, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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