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Across North Carolina forty-four roads, or sections of roads, have been designated by the state as scenic byways. Two others have National Scenic Byway designations: the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway. Scenic byways vary in length from 3 miles to 173 miles and were chosen for their “cultural, natural, and historic features.” These include the French Broad Overview, Drovers Road Byway, Colonial Heritage Byway, Brunswick Town Road, and Alligator River Route.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 9, Feb 2004, p102-107, il Periodical Website
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31229
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North Carolina is known as the “Good Roads State” because it contains more scenic or otherwise interesting drives than any state in the nation. The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently published a set of designated scenic byways, complete with directions on how to tour them. Among citizens’ favorite drives are trips through Mount Mitchell, Wake Forest, Cape Hatteras, and the Neuse River Ferry to Morehead City.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 33 Issue 7, July 2001, p16-18, il, por Periodical Website
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31262
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The North Carolina Department of Transportation developed the Scenic Byways program to give travelers a chance to experience a bit of North Carolina history, geography, and culture. This article describes a selection of the forty-four Scenic Byways routes.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 31 Issue 5, May 1999, p35-42, il, map Periodical Website
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22285
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The idea for a road connecting Tellico Plains, Tennessee to Robbinsville, North Carolina originated in 1958; however, it would take another thirty-eight years and $100 million to complete the forty-two-mile Cherohala Skyway. It was completed October 2, 1996 and was the most expensive road project ever undertaken in the state. The road is a marvel of engineering and was constructed over an area once considered impassable.
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7382
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Scenic byways take travelers off the fast paced interstate roads and onto less congested, unhurried ones. The byways give travelers an opportunity to explore every corner of North Carolina. Wright describes some byways found in the mountain, piedmont, and coastal areas.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 63 Issue 9, Sept 2005, p14-19, il
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