Historic Route 66 to Become Solar Roadways First Highway Project

Historic Route 66 to Become Solar Roadways First Highway Project

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The Missouri Department of Transportation is working with Idaho company Solar Roadways, famously crowdfunded last year with $2.25 million, to pave parts of Interstate 70 and the iconic Route 66 with super strong interactive solar panels. The video above and article below discuss progress on the project dubbed Road To Tomorrow.

Sections of the famous Route 66 highway are set to be paved by solar panels, capable of charging electric cars with energy from the sun. The hi-tech makeover comes as a result of a partnership between the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) and smart energy startup Solar Roadways, which aims to bring “the history and the…

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