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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
California Desert District
 
Release Date: 08/15/14
Contacts: Doran Sanchez (916) 214-5748    
News Release No. CA-CDD-14-57

Webcast Scheduled to Solicit Comments on Route 66 Management Plan


The California Historic Route 66 Association (CHR66A) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) California Desert District (CDD) have scheduled the third in a series of four webcasts to continue soliciting public comments on the preparation of a corridor management plan (CMP) for Historic Route 66 from Barstow to Needles, California. 

Lardner/Klein Landscape Architects, the contractor preparing the CMP, will host the webcast on August 28 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (Pacific Daylight Time) to address transportation-related issues. The webcast agenda will include an update on the progress of the CMP, ideas for maintaining a safe and historic travel experience, and recommendations regarding how to preserve or maintain the roadway's character-defining features. 

A handout summarizing transportation issues and draft strategies will be posted on the CHR66A website at http://cmp.route66ca.org by August 21. Anyone interested in participating in the web based meeting is requested to send an email to cart66cmp@lardnerklein.com with the words “CART 66 WEB MEETING” in the subject line. 

Participants are requested to RSVP prior to the webcast to ensure Lardner/Klein can plan for maximum effective public participation during the call. Members of the public also may contact Lardner/Klein at 1-800-337-1370 to discuss transportation-related issues prior to or after the webcast.

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. The public also may submit written comments by using the CHR66A website at http://www.route66ca.org

The CMP will address long-term management, protection and promotion of Route 66, and the preservation and conservation of the corridor. The Plan also will include a comprehensive interpretive, tourism and marketing strategy to promote sustainable heritage tourism.  

Upon completion of the CMP, the BLM and CHR66A will submit a nomination for a National Scenic Byway designation to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation for this segment of Route 66. Currently portions of Route 66 in Arizona, Illinois, New Mexico, and Oklahoma have National Scenic Byway designation. Route 66 extends 2,448 miles across eight states from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, California.

For information specific to the BLM, the CMP planning process or Route 66, contact one of the following:

  • BLM: Doran Sanchez, BLM Route 66 Project Lead, (760) 252-6030; dasanche@blm.gov;
  • CMP planning process: Jim Klein, Principal, Lardner-Klein, (800) 337-1370; by email at cart66cmp@lardnerkleincom
  • California Historic Route 66 Association: Glen Duncan or Lynne Miller, cahistoricrt66@aol.com



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Last updated: 08-15-2014