Arkansas Scenic Byways
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Highway markers for Interstate 40, US Highway 62 and AR 7
A map of highways in the state of Arkansas
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The Arkansas Scenic Byways Program is a list of highways, mainly state highways, that have been designated by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) as scenic highways. The Arkansas General Assembly designates routes for scenic byway status upon successful nomination. For a highway to be declared scenic, a group interested in preserving the scenic, cultural, recreational, and historic qualities of the route must be created. Mayors of all communities along the route and county judges from each affected county must be included in the organization. Scenic highways are marked with a circular shield in addition to regular route markers.
There are currently 11 scenic routes that have been designated Arkansas state scenic byways. Three of these byways are also National Scenic Byways.
List of byways
National Scenic Byways
State scenic byways
- Scenic Highway 7
- Boston Mountains Scenic Loop
- Interstate 530 Scenic Byway
- Mount Magazine Scenic Byway
- Ozark Highlands Scenic Byway
- Pig Trail Scenic Byway
- Sylamore Scenic Byway
- West–Northwest Scenic Byway
- Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Scenic Byways Program. Retrieved July 8, 2011.