The Florida Scenic Highway Program is an FDOT sponsored, grassroots-based program designed to showcase the unique resources found along Florida’s highways. Celebrating its 20th anniversary with the department, the program encourages volunteers to protect, preserve and enhance their community’s resources. In addition to being part of the Florida Scenic Highway program, the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway (IRLNSB) is a nationally designated byway that circles the Indian River Lagoon along the east coast of Florida.
FDOT approved the byway organization’s request to add an additional 38 miles of highway, bringing the byway length to 233 miles in Volusia, Brevard, and Indian River counties. The Titusville extension begins at the A. Max Brewer Causeway and passes through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore, which includes some of the last remaining undisturbed natural habitat on the east coast of Florida.
The byway organization and many of its partners celebrated this extension approval with a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 29th last year in downtown Titusville. The Mayor and Tim Ford, the Chair of the byway organization, unveiled the extension’s new Florida Scenic Highway signs.