You can use a GIS-based tool for scenic byways. 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 can use the tool to set conservation priorities in a targeted and strategic manner. This tool helps protect resources and maintain the quality of byway travel.
MDOT SHA offers 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 consider the intrinsic qualities of the individual byways, which will improve the visitor experience.
MDOT SHA's Scenic Byway program partners with local communities on Corridor Management Plans (CMPs) that protect and enhance the byways. CMPs are flexible documents that change with the community and address issues such as tourism, historic preservation, environmental protection, roadway safety and economic development. Completed CMPs include:
For more information about Maryland Scenic Byways Program, 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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