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A bill to commemorate the centennial anniversary of historic Route 66 is on its way to President Trump’s desk.

If signed by law, the bill would create a 15-person commission to recommend activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the mother road in 2026.

The commission would include residents from each of the 8 states the road runs through, including Missouri.

Route 66 was the first all-paved US highway built in 1926 and it connected Chicago to Los Angeles.

The highway which is still in use as a spur road along Interstate 44, was decommissioned in 1985.

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