Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Arizona receives $515,549 in Scenic Byways grants

[Source: Margie Emmermann, Arizona Office of Tourism] -- Acting Secretary of Transportation Maria Cino has selected 309 projects in 45 States to receive a total of $25.5 million in discretionary National Scenic Byways Program grants in 2006. Since 1992, the National Scenic Byways Program has provided more than $275 million in funding for 2,181 State and nationally designated byway projects in 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. Arizona has received 2006 National Scenic Byways Discretionary funding for ten new Scenic Byways Grants totaling $515,549. The approved projects include several enhancements on the Navajo Nation, improvements to Route 66, and more. Click here for more information on Arizona’s current Scenic Roads.