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The Texas Scenic Byways Program was initiated by Senate Bill 941 (SB 941) during the 87th Regular Session. The program allows TxDOT to receive nominations for State Scenic Byways, nominations for National Scenic Byways, and applications for federal grant funding. It also allows participation by governmental entities and eligible community organizations and facilitates their participation in the National Scenic Byways Program under Title 23, Section 162, United States Code.

This program recognizes select corridors that possess intrinsic qualities, as defined by FHWA. Roadway segments eligible for designation as a Texas Scenic Byway are listed in Section 391.252, Transportation Code. 

TxDOT will be accepting applications for Texas Scenic Byway designation during spring 2022. The guidelines and application will be found among the resources listed below.

TxDOT will facilitate applications for National Scenic Byway designation and/or grant funding when the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces a call for applications. Visit FHWA’s National Scenic Byways Program for more information.

Contact us with any additional questions.

Resources (coming soon)

  • State Scenic Byway Application
  • Program Guidelines
  • Administrative Rules



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