Funds go for fixes on Route 66

Traffic has been heavy on Route 66 lately.

Two of seven grants recently awarded by the National Park Service Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program were for projects in Oklahoma and one with Oklahoma connections.

The competitive grant program provides assistance for eligible historic preservation, research and educational projects with ties to historic Route 66.

This year’s grant awards went to:

• Threatt Filling Station Historic Structures Report, in Luther, $5,000 grant with a cost-share match of $5,000.

The grant will help pay for a history of the building, condition assessment and a preservation plan for restoration and creation of an interpretive center “that celebrates the history and contributions of the…

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