The purpose of the Florida Scenic Highways Program (FSHP) is to designate roads in order to help preserve and enhance the cultural, historic, archaeological, recreational, natural, and scenic resources that lie within the roadway corridor. Florida communities also take advantage of scenic highway designation to improve local quality of life and enhance the experience of byway travelers.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) launched the program in 1996, and manages the FSHP withprogram staff supported by District Scenic Highway Coordinators in each of FDOT’s eight Districts. The Scenic
Highway Advisory Committee (SHAC) works in cooperation with program staff to strengthen program applications and management plans, and assist in policy development. A full listing of District Scenic Highway Coordinators and Scenic Highway Advisory Committee members can be found on the inside back cover of this report.
Program activity in 2014 included the review and approval of three applications to extend existing scenic highways. Applications from the Green Mountain Scenic Byway, the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway, and Scenic Highway 30-A all provided compelling evidence that the route extensions are consistent in quality to the existing byways, and possess resources that will enhance the scenic highway and the overall visitor experience.