MDOT SHA partnered with the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP) to develop a Scenic Byways Resource Protection Application. It is a GIS based inventory mapping tool. It allows users to analyze protected, vulnerable and threatened resources along Maryland’s Scenic Byways. Local and State agencies use the tool to define priorities for conservation action in a targeted and strategic manner. This tool assists with the protection of resources and therefore maintains the quality of the byway travel experience.
MDOT SHA has developed guidelines for work on byways titled, Context-Sensitive Solutions (CSS) principles for Maryland Scenic Byways (PDF, 562 kb) and CSS Guidelines for the Historic National Road (PDF, 2.88 MB). Future road improvements along the byways will give consideration to the intrinsic qualities of the byway, which will improve the visitor experience.
MDOT SHA's Scenic Byway program has partnered with local communities to develop Corridor Management Plans (CMPs) to outline ways to protect and enhance the byways. CMPs are flexible documents designed to change with the community and typically address issues as tourism, historic preservation, environmental protection, roadway safety and economic development. Completed CMPs include:
For more information about Maryland Scenic Byways Program, please contact:
Maryland Scenic Byways Program
Regional and Intermodal Planning Division
MDOT State Highway Administration
707 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
707 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202-3601
Main Business Line – 410-545-0300
Safety Campaigns – 1-800-323-6742
For emergencies, call MDOT SHA's Statewide Operations Center at 410-582-5650.
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