As part of the Florida Scenic Highway Program, the U.S. 1 Corridor from Key West to Key Largo is the only nationally designated All-American Road in Florida. This year the Alliance is celebrating its 18th year as a designated scenic highway and seven years as a nationally designated corridor.
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.
On February 10, photographer John Moran visited FDOT Central Office to celebrate the official opening of the La Florida Wildflower photography exhibit, now displayed in the lobby of the Burns Building. Employees enjoyed the opportunity to meet John and discuss his nature photography.
The Florida Scenic Highways Program is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The Town of Penney Farms located recently celebrated its 90th anniversary in part by conducting their 2nd Annual Penney Farms Historic 5K Run. The race course included the tree-lined residential streets of the J.C. Penney Memorial Scenic Highway.
The Florida Scenic Highways Program encourages local communities to preserve, maintain, protect and enhance their outstanding cultural, historical, archaeological, recreational, natural, and scenic resources.
The Florida Scenic Highway Program was established by the Florida Department of Transportation in 1996 to showcase hidden jewels found along the state’s highway system. The newest addition to this collection is the Martin Grade Scenic Highway (CR 714) in Martin County.
District Seven’s Lee Royal had the opportunity to represent FDOT at the 2014 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) black-tie gala awards program and dinner.
A ribbon cutting was held at the Dade Battlefield Historic State Park in Bushnell to celebrate the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway’s designation as an official Florida Scenic Highway.
On Saturday, November 16, the Florida Department of Transportation celebrated the grand opening of the Courtney Campbell bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa.