The Oklahoma Byways program is a collaboration between University of Oklahoma Outreach and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation that supports the state's selected roads, promotes communities, and preserves irreplaceable resources.
WHAT ARE BYWAYS?
An Oklahoma Byway is a road designated by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for its unique and irreplaceable intrinsic qualities. These roads must have scenic, recreational, archaeological, natural, cultural, or historic value, have sufficient length to reward the traveler, meet criteria for user safety, and provide interpretive information for the traveler.
WHY IS BECOMING AN OKLAHOMA BYWAY IMPORTANT?
Becoming an Oklahoma Byway offers many benefits for the community involved. The program provides support to communities with improvement projects and economic initiatives:
- Official Recognition and inclusion in a state and national effort
- Marketing and economic support available for communities along the byway corridor
- Creates a community based network
- Values and protects communities’ special places and roads
- Serves as an incentive to bring travelers to a local area
- Encourages growth
- Generates new revenue
HOW YOU CAN BECOME AN OKLAHOMA BYWAY:
Your community can nominate a stretch of road in your area to become an Oklahoma Byway. You can view the nomination process as well as the entire Oklahoma Byways website, HERE.
Courtesy of the Oklahoma Byways Program, a partnership between the University of Oklahoma Outreach and Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT).
View scenic byways across the nation at the National Scenic Byways Program website
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