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:
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.
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