Saturday, July 15, 2006
The U.S. Department of Transportation sponsored the site US Byways to help encourage people to preserve and enhance America's roads. Content Summary: The National Scenic Byways Program is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. The program is a grass-roots collaborative effort established to help recognize, preserve and enhance selected roads throughout the United States. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided funding for almost 1500 state and nationally designated byway projects in 48 states. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation recognizes certain roads as All-American Roads or National Scenic Byways based on one or more archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational and scenic qualities. Once on the site, you can browse road throughout the country and click to find more info. They provide directions, maps, descriptions, and whatever information is available for each section. It is very useful for anyone planning to travel around the country side this summer. Although, with gas prices rising the way they are, preserving these roads may occur by no one being able to afford to travel them.