Auburn, Illinois: Brick 66

Travel back in time by driving a 1.5 mile section of brick highway. The "Auburn Brick Road" was part of Route 66 until 1930, but it wasn't until two years later that it was paved with bricks. Now it's just an obscure back road.
Snell Rd, Auburn, IL
On the west side of Hwy 4, just north of the small town of Auburn. From Hwy 4 turn west onto either Curran Rd or Snell Rd (the brick road forms a kind of sideways V that connects to Hwy 4 at both ends). When you turn at either end the pavement is asphalt, but it quickly turns to brick.
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Brick 66.

Brick 66

My odometer measured 1.2 miles of brick. A fun little, short, but sweet drive in a rural area. Easy to get to from I-55.

[O'Neal, 11/06/2015]

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