Mill Bridge Scenic Byway adopted by state
RALEIGH ó The N.C. Board of Transportation adopted 10 new sections of roadway to the N.C. Scenic Byways Program at their August meeting in Raleigh, including the Mill Bridge Scenic Byway Extension in Rowan County.
The new byways and extensions increase the program by nearly 140 miles and bring the total number of byways in North Carolina to 54.
N.C. Scenic Byways are selected to embody the diverse beauty and culture of the Tar Heel State and provide travelers with a safe and interesting alternate route.
“By adding these additional miles to the Byways Program, we are helping protect and promote beautiful travel routes across the state, which is important to our heritage and our economy,” said Board of Transportation Chairman Doug Galyon.
The new routes and extensions include:
– The Mill Bridge Scenic Byway Extension
Length: 37.8 miles
Route: N.C. 801, N.C. 150, Jonas Road, Centenary Road, Brown Road, Kerr Mill Road and Sloan Road.
– Uwharrie Scenic Byway Extension
Length: 14.85 miles
Route: East Salisbury Drive, South Main Street/Lick Creek Church Road and Bringle Ferry Road.
– The Clayton Bypass
Length: 10.7 miles
Route: U.S. 70
– The Hanging Rock Byway Extension
Length: 12 miles
Route: N.C. 8/89, Mountain Road and Flat Shoals Road.
– Colonial Heritage Byway Extensions (four sections)
Length: 21 miles
Route: N.C. 119, Grier’s Church Road, Ridgeville Road, U.S. 158, Solomon Lea Road, Osmond Road and Stephentown Road.
– Race to the Dan
Length: 10.5 miles
Route: N.C. 87, N.C. 150, Mizpah Church Road, Elm Grove Church Road, U.S. 29 Business, Flat Rock Road, Meadow Branch Road and U.S. 158.
– General Greene’s Retreat
Length: 8.5 miles
Route: Scalesville Road, Church Street Ext., U.S. 158, Meadow Branch Road and Iron Works Road.
– Revolutionary High Rock Road
Length: 7.5 miles
County: Guilford and Rockingham
Route: N.C. 61, Osceola-Ossippee Road, Brann Road, High Rock Road, City Store Road, Somers Loop and N.C. 150
– Indian Heritage Trail Extension
Length: 4 miles
Route: N.C. 731, N.C. 109 and Town Creek Mound Road
– Birkhead Wilderness Extension
Length: 12 miles
Route: U.S. 220 Business, Pisgah Covered Bridge Road and High Pine Church Road
To review the Scenic Byway Annual Report with descriptions and photos of the new byway and extensions, please click on the link here.
The N.C. Department of Transportation started the Scenic Byways program in 1990 to highlight and designate routes that have unique, exceptional or outstanding historical, cultural or scenic characteristics.
To learn more about North Carolina’s scenic byways, view the book N.C. Scenic Byways online at www.ncdot.gov/~scenic. To request a N.C. Scenic Byways brochure, call the NCDOT Customer Service Office at 1-877-DOT-4YOU.