DOT reveals newest list of All-American roads, scenic byways

| 6/14/2002

Driving out on the open road provides truckers an opportunity to see beautiful landscape throughout the nation. To help drivers enjoy the stories and treasured places America has to offer, the Department of Transportation has unveiled its newest list of 13 All-American Roads and 23 National Scenic Byways.

"America's Byways are roads to the heart and soul of America," said Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta. "Byways help create a sense of pride in America. They connect us to this country's beauty, history and culture."

To receive an All-American Road designation, "a road must possess multiple intrinsic qualities" that are nationally significant and offer one-of-a-kind features that don't exist elsewhere. The road or highway must also be considered a "destination unto itself," providing an "exceptional traveling experience so recognized by travelers that they would make a drive along the highway a primary reason for their trip."

In addition to designations, about $25 million is available annually from the Federal Highway Administration for planning as well as enhancing and promoting the byways. With these new designations, there are 75 National Scenic Byways and 20 All-American Roads in 39 states, including nine with portions in more than one state.

National Scenic Byways and All-Americans Roads
(Asterik indicates new designations)

All-American Roads
Selma To Montgomery March Byway (Alabama)
Natchez Trace Parkway (Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee)
The Seward Highway (Alaska)
Route One, Big Sur Coast Highway (California)
San Juan Skyway (Colorado)
Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow Road (Colorado)
Historic National Road (Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and
West Virginia)
Creole Nature Trail (Louisiana)
Acadia Byway (Maine)
North Shore Scenic Drive (Minnesota)
Las Vegas Strip (Nevada)
Lakes to Locks Passage, The Great Northeast Journey (New York)*
Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina)
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway (Oregon)
Historic Columbia River Highway (Oregon)
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway (Oregon)
Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (California and Oregon)*
Utah's Scenic Byway 12 - A Journey Through Time (Utah)
Chinook Scenic Byway (Washington)
Beartooth Scenic Byway (Montana and Wyoming)*

National Scenic Byways
Talladega Scenic Drive (Alabama)
Alaska's Marine Highway (Alaska)
Glenn Highway (Alaska)
Kaibab Plateau - North Rim Parkway (Arizona)
Crowley's Ridge Parkway (Arkansas and Missouri)
Wilderness Road Heritage Highway (Kentucky)*
Great River Road (Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin)*
Arroyo Seco Parkway Scenic Byway (California)*
Death Valley Scenic Byway (California)*
Tioga Road/Big Oak Flat Road (California)
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway (Colorado and Utah)*
Frontier Pathways Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado)
Santa Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway (Colorado and New Mexico)
Top of the Rockies (Colorado)
Connecticut State Route 169 (Connecticut)
Merritt Parkway (Connecticut)
A1A Scenic and Historic Coastal Highway (Florida)*
Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway (Florida)*
Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway (Florida)
Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway (Georgia)
Northwest Passage Scenic Byway (Idaho)*
Payette River Scenic Byway (Idaho)*
Pend Oreille Scenic Byway (Idaho)*
Country Music Highway (Kentucky)*
Red River Gorge Scenic Byway (Kentucky)
Lincoln Highway (Illinois)
Meeting of the Great Rivers Scenic Route (Illinois)
Ohio River Scenic Route (Illinois, Indiana and Ohio)
Loess Hills Scenic Byway (Iowa)
Old Canada Road Scenic Byway (Maine)
Rangeley Lakes Scenic Byway (Maine)
Schoodic Scenic Byway (Maine)
Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway (Maryland)*
Woodward Avenue (Michigan)*
Edge of the Wilderness (Minnesota)
Historic Bluff Country Scenic Byway (Minnesota)*
Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway (Minnesota)*
The Grand Rounds Scenic Byway (Minnesota)
Little Dixie Highway of the Great River Road (Missouri)
Lake Tahoe - Eastshore Drive (Nevada)
Pyramid Lake Scenic Byway (Nevada)
Kancamagus Scenic Byway (New Hampshire)
White Mountain Trail (New Hampshire)
Billy the Kid Trail (New Mexico)
El Camino Real (New Mexico)
Jemez Mountain Trail (New Mexico)
Historic Route 66 (New Mexico)
Turquoise Trail (New Mexico)
Seaway Trail (New York)
Sheyenne River Valley Scenic Byway (North Dakota)
Cherohala Skyway (North Carolina and Tennessee)
Amish Country (Ohio)*
CanalWay Ohio Scenic Byway (Ohio)
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway (Oregon)
McKenzie Pass-Santiam Pass Scenic Byway (Oregon)
Outback Scenic Byway (Oregon)
Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway (Oregon)*
West Cascades Scenic Byway (Oregon)
Ashley River Road (South Carolina)
Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway (South Carolina)
Savannah River Scenic Byway (South Carolina)
The Native American Scenic Byway (South Dakota)
Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway (South Dakota)
The Energy Loop: Huntington and Eccles Canyons Scenic Byways (Utah)
Flaming Gorge-Uintas Scenic Byway (Utah)
Logan Canyon Scenic Byway (Utah)*
Nebo Loop Scenic Byway (Utah)
Mountains to Sound Greenway - I-90 (Washington)
Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway - SR 112 (Washington)
The Coal Heritage Trail (West Virginia)
Highland Scenic Highway (West Virginia)
Midland Trail (West Virginia)
Washington Heritage Trail (West Virginia)