The National Scenic Byways Program is a voluntary, community-based program administered through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to recognize, protect, and promote America’s most outstanding roads. Through their state departments of transportation, communities can apply for designation as a State or National Scenic Byway.
- About Scenic Byways
- Scenic Byways Maps by State
- Byways and Corridor Management Plans
- Continuity and Byways Designations
- Intrinsic Qualities for Byways Designations
- Economic Benefits
- Scenic Byways FAQ
- History of the National Scenic Byways Program
- Grant Funding Information
- All National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
- State Scenic Byway Programs and Guides to Creating Byways
- 2021 Byway Designations’ Lengths and Starting and Ending Points
Scenic America led the charge to reopen nomination to the program in 2019 after a long period of inactivity, successfully lobbying for the passage of the Reviving America’s Scenic Byways Act of 2019. As a result, additional National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads were named on February 16, 2021 for the first time since 2009.
Congress’ FY 2021 stimulus bill included $16 million for byways—the first dedicated allocation of funding for this program since 2012.