new scenic byways added to system
Two new scenic byways that honor the role
of Native Americans in the states rich history
joined the family of Idaho Scenic Byways last week.
The Idaho Transportation Board approved the Wild Horse
Trail in the northern panhandle and the Sacajawea Historic
Byway near Salmon in eastern Idaho.
The newly designated routes bring to 25
the number of officially designated scenic byways in
Both now qualify for federal funds, and
the completion of corridor management plans will be
encouraged as the first projects, according to Garry
Young, ITDs scenic byways coordinator. Those plans
will outline strategies to preserve the routes
intrinsic qualities and to promote their use by travelers
through brochures and new informational signs.
Graphic designers are creating new multicolored
3-foot by 3-foot designator route signs for all of Idahos
scenic byways. The signs are placed every five to 10
miles along the scenic byway.
Designers also are creating 4-foot by
8-foot entry signs (above and below) for installation
at the start of each scenic byway to identify key attributes
motorists will discover along the way.
The larger signs include photos, original
art and maps in a fresh new look that started appearing
late last year. Illustrations are provided by Mountain
Post Digital Imaging of Kuna.
Signs Inc. of Boise applies the digital
imaging to the reflective surface; the remainder of
the sign construction process takes place at the ITD
sign shop. The signs then are installed by sign crews
in each district.
For descriptions of the two new byways,
check the following:
Horse Trail Scenic Byway