From Jerry McClanahan (www.mcjerry66.com):
“Route 66,on the east side of Chandler, OK, (about 4 miles west of Davenport) will be closed for about a MONTH.
ODOT is replacing a bridge on OK 66, and, depending on the weather, will close 66 into town from the east for approx 30 days, beginning on April 25.
Trucks and drivers who don’t read this will be detoured via OK 99 south from Stroud, then west on US 62 and north on Hwy 18 back up to Chandler (or they could use the turnpike). But Route 66 tourists can use the following detour on PAVED county roads, which only adds 2 miles to the trip.
USE CAUTION. This narrow two lane may be busy at times with local traffic. I am not responsible for accidents.
In Stroud, continue west on 66 thru the intersection with SH 99 (ignore the detour signs) and follow OK 66 west from Stroud and thru Davenport.
About 3.5 miles west of Davenport, turn right on Co Rd 3470 (sign: “NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL AIRPORT”). This is just east of the railroad underpass on the east side of Chandler. The sign posted just past this corner says “Bridge Closed to all TRAFFIC ON sh-66 1/2 MILE AHEAD”
NO TRUCKS allowed on this route.
Go one mile, then left on CO RD 890. Caution: This turn is just before the pavement ends, at the airport buildings.
Go one mile, then left on CO RD 3460.
Go one mile (STOP. LOOK and LISTEN at the railroad grade crossing en route) and then turn right back onto OK 66 (at the Wal Mart) and continue into Chandler.
Ignore the detour sign at SH-18 and continue on thru Chandler on 66.
Just past the Wal Mart, turn LEFT on CO RD 3460(the warning sign says “bridge closed….1/2 mile ahead”.
Go One mile (caution at the RR track)and turn right on CO Rd 890
Go One mile and turn right on Co Rd 3470 (at the airport).
Go one mile, then left back onto 66.
Please don’t skip Chandler and Davenport!”