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Route 66 Corridor Management Plan

A corridor management plan for the segment of the historic Route 66 within the BLM California Desert District that extends from the western city limits of Barstow, California to the Colorado River is being prepared by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in coordination with the California Historic Route 66 Association (CHR66A).

The corridor management plan will provide for the long-term management, protection and promotion of Route 66, and the preservation and conservation of the adjacent BLM National Conservation Lands/public lands.  The Plan also will include a comprehensive interpretive, tourism and marketing strategy to promote sustainable heritage tourism in an effort to provide economic benefits to communities and local businesses.

Upon completion of the corridor management plan, the BLM will submit a nomination to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation for consideration to designate the California segment of Route 66 a National Scenic Byway.  Route 66 was designated a national highway in 1926, and extends 2,448 miles across eight states from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, California.

Get involved!

Scoping Meetings:  Tuesday, February 25 in Barstow and Thursday, February 27 in Needles

Webinar:  Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Public Comments:  Written comments may be submitted by mail to Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, 815 North Royal Street, Suite 200, Attn: Route 66 CMP, Alexandria, VA, 22314, or email at