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The Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program began as an effort to save aging landmarks and dilapidated structures. The bill is set to expire in 2019 and many lawmakers fear the funding will go away with it.

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Council opposes NPS control of Route 66

The Williams City Council officially opposed the proposed takeover of Route 66 by the National Park Service (NPS) at a Dec. 14 meeting.

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Is it the end for Route 66? Preservation money set to expire in 2019

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Route 66, the 2,500-mile Mother Road that linked Chicago to California from 1926 until the 1960s, along with its once-thriving businesses, stands to lose millions of federal preservation dollars if the highway is cut from a National Park Service program.