It is always great to see a new road getting this designation. It is good for tourism, good for getting folks off the interstates, and brings attention to the joys of driving the "other" roads.
The April 9th NOLA.com reported that the Great River Road along the Mississippi River in the state of Louisiana has been designated a National Scenic Byway by the United States Department of Transportation federal Highway Administration.
This covers 717 miles along the Mississippi River Corridor.
In order to become a Scenic Byway, a road must meet the following criteria points: archaeological, enriching, historical, natural, entertaining, historical significant structures, cities and scenery qualities.
Congratulations Louisiana. --RoadDog