Route 66 Continues Recovery
From September Storms

Posted December 21, 2014

Bridge No. 32 received substantial washout during the September 7-8 storm.

    Public Works crews continue working hard to get National Trails Highway reopened after incurring damage from the September 2014 storms.

Bridge No. 32 approach is rebuilt.

    The storms in September damaged sections of National Trails Highway from Hector Road to Amboy.  The most extensive damage was along National Trails Highway where approximately 40 bridges were damaged along with major portions of the roadway.  Sections between Hector Road to Crucero Road (Newberry Springs/Ludlow area), Crucero Road to Amboy Road, and Cadiz Road to Mountain Springs Road at Interstate 40 have been closed pending roadway repairs, shoulder repairs and bridge evaluations.

Bridge No. 32 repair nearing completion.

    Public Works crews reopened the first stretch of the road, Hector Road to Crucero Road, in November.  The photos above are on National Trails Highway, three miles east of Ludlow.  The crews are anticipating opening this next section from Ludlow to Amboy sometime in January 2015.

Related blogs:
Storm closes portions of Historic Route 66. -  9/20/14
Major portions of Route 66 still closed. -  10/1/14


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