Pavement markers available for Oklahomans celebrating 100 years of Route 66

TULSA, Okla. — With the Route 66 Centennial coming up in a few years, cities, towns and agencies across the state are making plans to celebrate.

Terri Angier with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) said, “There’s lots of wonderful programs being considered, but the department has been able to have the first few.”

ODOT is helping roll out guidance on pavement markers along Route 66.

Angier said, “We’re trying to be resource for these towns to make it happen.”

The pavement markers must be the standard white shield Highway sign shape, but locations can customize the markers with the name of their town or city. They can either be 6x6 feet or a bigger 8x8 feet.

Communities have to pay for the markers themselves, but ODOT will partner with them to make sure they are in compliance with federal guidelines. Angier says she’s exited to see the pavement markers along Route 66.

She said, “When it’s only for sightseeing, I always take Route 66. And I can’t wait to be able to see some of these pavement markers.”