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Study shows plan to market scenic byway in Katahdin Region
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MILLINOCKET, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- The Katahdin Region is well known for its views. Now state officials and business leaders are looking to promote a 90-mile scenic byway that runs through it.

The 'Grindstone Scenic Byway' essentially runs from the south entrance of Baxter State Park to the North Entrance. Its 90 miles takes it by the towns of Millinocket, Patten and Shin Pond.

In 2010 the Maine Department of Transportation got $80,000 in federal money to commission a study on the byway. Specifically the study looked at how the byway could be promoted for tourism using its natural beauty as well as the history of the Katahdin Region.

State officials and business leaders are now looking to build off of the study's findings. They have applied for two more federal grants to support improvement projects on the byway.

This year the Federal Highway Administration will be considering how to use $40 million to improve scenic byways throughout the U.S. It will be deciding which projects to fund by this May.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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