Byway Designation - PA Route 6 Alliance

The PA Route 6 Alliance's top priority is to obtain Pennsylvania Byways and National Scenic Byways/ All American Road designation.

Designation as a National Scenic Byway will  help us highlight the highway's importance to the history and heritage  of the state and country and build awareness of the need to maintain and  preserve the communities and landscape along the corridor.


To answer questions about the reasons to become a byway, please download these documents:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BENEFITS OF BEING A BYWAY

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF BYWAYS  Article from Public Roads magazine on the economic impact of state and national byways.



 STEPS TO BECOMING A NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY

1. First be designated a Pennsylvania Scenic Byway, PennDOT  designates Pennsylvania Byways at the request of the LOCAL communities  seeking to highlight cultural, historical, recreational, archaeological,  scenic and natural qualities. This can be done through legislation or  application.

The PA Route 6 Alliance and the respective county planner are currently  contacting municipalities, counties, and other stakeholders to ensure  that all requirements for designation are met. The municipalities along  PA Route 6 must pass a resolution in support of this designation.


 Download Sample Municipal Resolution


List of municipalities in support of becoming a Pennsylvania Byway


The PA Route 6 Alliance is also updating the Management Action Plan to become a Corridor Management Plan.

2. Based on local and corridor-wide input, produce the  application and plans to be nominated as a National Scenic Byway/  All-American Road. Tasks to be completed:

     a.) Update list of intrinsic qualities for Route 6 and develop the theme for the byway.

     b.) Submit nomination form