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Tijeras, New Mexico: Route 66 Musical Road (Gone) Team Field Report

West of town. I-40 exit 170, then drive east about 3.5 miles on Hwy 333/Route 66. Between mileposts 4 and 5, shortly after Route 66 crosses to the south side of I-40. The road is only musical driving eastbound.
July 2023; reported paved-over and gone.
Route 66 Musical Road

Paid for by the National Geographic Channel for its series, "Crowd Control," in 2014, the road played part of "America the Beautiful" -- but only if you traveled the speed limit: 45 mph. Signs removed and maintenance stopped in 2020. Reported paved-over and gone in 2023. Report...

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Route 66 Musical Road, No More

Sadly, only two small pieces of the tune still remain at the very end of this song path. The road has been largely redone and paved over. We just drove down it on July 5, 2023, knowing exactly where it was (or had been) and how it worked. Sad to see this one go.

[Sarah berryman, 07/21/2023]
Route 66 Musical Road

Went through in June of 2023, followed the tips and directions, and nothing was there. It looked like there was a section that was part of it, but it seems to have been patched over.

[Dawn, 06/30/2023]

The "music" lingered as of March 2023, a barely visible path of grooves cut into the road just inside the white edge line on the right. A long stretch of Route 66 would have to be paved over to get rid of it.

Route 66 Musical Road

So neat! Still there as of December 2022 and worth visiting. Must be traveling Eastbound; between markers 4 and 5.

[Courtney Perez, 12/17/2022]
Route 66 Musical Road

Just confirmed at least part of it is still there. It is so fun we turned around and did it again.

[Ron Renken, 09/26/2022]

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