Missouri DOT to Install Solar Panels on Route 66

In Route 66 by Martin Garfinkel0 Comments

1290On Route 66 in Conway, Missouri, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be installing solar panels. These will be the first solar panels installed on Route 66.

“… part of why we picked this location is because of the the historic Route 66 concept,” Laurel McKean, MoDot assistant district engineer, according to a KY3 article. “You know, here’s one of the main roadways that’s iconic for the United States, and being able to use the history to create potentially the future.”

This is part of Missouri DOT’s “Road to Tomorrow Initative.” For more information about the new solar panels, visit https://ecowatch.com/2016/06/24/solar-road-route-66/ or http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Solar-pilot-project-could-pave-way-to-roadways-of-the-future-383470771.html