AUGUSTA – New signs advising motorists that they’re traveling a designated scenic byway are going up statewide, according to the Maine Department of Transportation.

“Local groups organized to manage these byways worked with us to develop the new logo featured on the signs,” said MDOT senior landscape architect Bret Poi. The new logo features a stylized graphic with wording describing the route as a “Maine Scenic Byway.”

“In addition to the signs, we’ve recently published a traveler’s brochure and improved our Web site coverage,” Poi said. “It’s all part of an effort to better recognize and celebrate Maine’s 10 designated scenic byways, four of which have gained national recognition.” Poi said the brochure is available at www.maine.gov/mdot and through the Maine Office of Tourism at 888-624-6345.

Designated Scenic Byways include: the All-America Road Acadia Byway on Mount Desert Island; the Old Canada Road National Scenic Byway along Route 201 in the upper Kennebec River Valley; the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway along parts of Routes 4 and 17 in the Rangeley area; the Schoodic National Scenic Byway along parts of Route 1 and Route 186 on Frenchman’s Bay and the Schoodic Peninsula.

Also, the Grafton Notch Scenic Byway on Route 26 in Western Maine, including parts of Grafton Notch State Park; the Route 27 Scenic Byway in the Carrabassett River Valley between Kingfield and Coburn Gore; the Million Dollar View Scenic Byway along Route 1 in northern Washington and southern Aroostook Counties; the Route 11 Scenic Byway along Route 11 in the Fish River Valley in northern Maine; and the Route 182 Scenic Byway between Franklin and the Cherryfield in eastern Maine.



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