TRAPPE, Md. (WJZ) — State and local officials on Sunday will celebrate the inclusion of the Chesapeake Country All-American Road in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s America’s Byways collection.

The Chesapeake Country All-American Road is more than 400 miles from Chesapeake City to Crisfield on country roads along the Chesapeake Bay’s edge.

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The Chesapeake Country All-American Road was one of 49 new designations to the America’s Byways collection, including 15 All-American Roads and 34 National Scenic Byways in 28 states, announced by the Federal Highway Administration in February.

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The designation is expected to expand tourism and economic development opportunities along the stretch of road.

Before the All-American Road designation, only part of the Chesapeake Country route, from Kent County to Queen Anne’s County, was considered a national scenic byway.

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CBS Baltimore Staff