Roadrunners of Route 66
Just a few short months ago the city of Albuquerque selected the roadrunner Route 66 wayfinding design by EFG Creative to appear in six locations along Central Avenue. Fabrication of these soon-to-be iconic Duke City landmarks is now underway. Installation of the signs at Coors and Central, the Biopark, Old Town, Tulane and Central, Louisiana and Central, and at Tramway and Central is set for the end of June.
The roadrunner was officially adopted as the New Mexico state bird on March 16, 1949. It was adopted under the name “Chaparral Bird,” or, in Spanish, “El Correcaminos.”
In 1969, “Dusty Roadrunner” was adopted as the official symbol of the State of New Mexico to keep the state clean and beautiful. Soon this much beloved bird will make a fresh appearance, leading the way along Route 66!