The Federal Highway Administration lists 14 elements that must be in
any corridor management plan (CMP) submitted for national
If the road is designated for an All-American designation, there are three additional elements that must be in the CMP.
These elements below are for:
National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads
One: A map identifying the corridor boundaries and the location of intrinsic qualities and different land uses within the corridor.
Two: An assessment of the intrinsic
qualities and their context.
Three: A strategy for maintaining and enhancing those intrinsic qualities. The level of protection for different parts of a National Scenic Byway or All-American Road can vary, with the highest level of protection afforded those parts which most reflect their intrinsic
values. All nationally recognized scenic byways should, however, be
maintained with particularly high standards, not only for travelers'
safety and comfort, but also for preserving the highest levels of
visual integrity and attractiveness strategy for maintaining and enhancing each of those intrinsic qualities.
Four: A schedule and a listing of all
agency, group, and individual responsibilities in the implementation
of the corridor management plan, and a description of enforcement
and review mechanisms, including a schedule for the continuing
review of how well those responsibilities are being met.
Five: A strategy describing how existing development might be
enhanced and new development might be accommodated while still
preserving the intrinsic qualities of the corridor. This can be done
through design review, and such land management techniques as zoning,
easements, and economic incentives.
Six: A plan to assure on-going public participation in the
implementation of corridor management objectives.
Seven: A general review of the road's or highway's safety and accident
record to identify any correctable faults in highway design,
maintenance, or operation. general review of the road's or highway's safety and accident record to identify any correctable faults in highway design, maintenance or operation.
Eight: A plan to accommodate commerce while maintaining a safe and
efficient level of highway service, including convenient user
facilities, a plan to accommodate commercial traffic while
ensuring the safety of sightseers in smaller vehicles, as
well as bicyclists, joggers, and pedestrians.
Nine: A demonstration that intrusions
on the visitor experience have been minimized to the extent
feasible, and a plan for making improvements to enhance
Ten: A demonstration of compliance
with all existing local, state, and federal laws on the
control of outdoor advertising.
Eleven: A signage plan that demonstrates how the State will insure and
make the number and placement of signs more supportive of the visitor
Twelve: A narrative describing how the National Scenic Byway will be
positioned for marketing.
Thirteen: A discussion of design standards relating to any proposed
modification of the roadway. This discussion should include an
evaluation of how the proposed changes may affect on the intrinsic
qualities of the byway corridor.
Fourteen: A description of plans to interpret the significant resources
of the scenic byway.
Additional Elements for All-American Road Designations
One: A narrative on how the All-American Road would be promoted,
interpreted, and marketed in order to attract travelers, especially
those from other countries. The agencies responsible for these
activities should be identified.
Two: A plan to encourage the accommodation of increased tourism, if
this is projected. Some demonstration that the roadway, lodging and
dining facilities, roadside rest areas, and other tourist necessities
will be adequate for the number of visitors induced by the byway's
designation as an All-American Road.
Three: A plan for addressing multi-lingual information needs.
Further, there must be a demonstration of the extent to which
enforcement mechanisms are being implemented in accordance with the
corridor management plan.