(a)  The Board of Transportation shall annually evaluate the Scenic Byway/Highway Program at its March meeting.

(b)  The review and evaluation shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1)           An examination of funding for the program;

(2)           A determination of suitability of those proposed routes for designation and removal.  A request for further information on the proposed route may be made by the Board.  The suitability of the route shall be decided at a later date.

(c)  The annual meeting date, place, and time shall be determined by the Board of Transportation and shall be consistent within each calendar year and with the annual Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) public hearings.

(d)  The Board of Transportation retains the authority to designate or remove a route or a section of a route from the Scenic Byway/Highway system at any time.  Prior to making its decision, the DOH shall prepare a recommendation to the Board.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑18(5); 136‑122 through 136‑125; 136‑129.2; 143B‑348;

Eff. March 1, 1995;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.