Byways 101

Part 4: Planning, Action & Nomination

What Is The Nomination Process?

The Interim Policy states that a two-step process may be used for nominations originating with local sponsors to help alleviate unnecessary documentation, time and expense:

  • Step One: Local sponsors submit to the State or Indian tribe scenic byway agency the documentation necessary for the State or Indian tribe to determine if the scenic byway possesses intrinsic qualities sufficient to merit its nomination as a National Scenic Byway or an All-American Road.
  • Step Two: The remainder of the nomination package is submitted once the State or Indian tribe has determined that the byway is appropriate for nomination. (Submission requirements are outlined in the official solicitation memo by FHWA prior to each nomination cycle.)

Prior to submitting a nomination for designation, it is essential to talk to your respective State or Indian tribe scenic byway coordinator. Each State or Indian tribe scenic byway program will handle this process differently. Contact information for State and Indian tribe scenic byway coordinators can be found at: