Route 66, or the Mother Road, has been one of the most enduring highways in the public eye. In an effort to help and shine a light on the historic road, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is taking a road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles over a one month span.
The one month trip has already gotten underway and made stops along the way across several areas in Central and Southern Illinois according to Assistant Director at the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Geoff Ladd.
Ladd says this preservation effort is one of many ways to help and maintain the status of the roadway.
For more information on the national road trip visit savingplaces.org and more on the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway can be found at www.illinoisroute66.org.