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.READ MORE: Baltimore Financier Chuck Nabit, Accused Of Spending Over $90K On Sex Trafficking, To Be Sentenced Monday
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.READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed In Southwest Baltimore
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.MORE NEWS: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement