Alabama’s Coastal Connection

beach-1.jpgThe first byway to be designated by the Scenic Byways Designating Committee, the Coastal Connection recently completed their corridor management plan as part of a pilot project aimed at making scenic byway corridor management plans in Alabama easier and less expensive to complete. To review the final Corridor Management Plan, download the PDF file:CoastalConnectionCMP.pdf

The CMP provides an inventory of the resources located along the
corridor, provides action items that include short, medium and long
term goals and objectives and provides recommendations as to how to
accomplish these goals. Developing a corridor management plan is a
requirement of the Alabama Scenic Byways program and helps in any
national designation considerably. The CMP was prepared by HNTB’s
Ikroop Kaur, Joe Watts (representing the Alabama Association of
Regional Councils
) and Colette Boehm of the Gulf Coast Convention and
Visitor’s Bureau with help from many volunteers in the region. This
CMP, along with another being produced for the Lookout Mountain Parkway
in Northeast Alabama, will serve as models for the state program. (Read an article in the Gadsden Times about the Lookout Mountain Parkway CMP meeting held February 18, 2008)


One Response to “Alabama’s Coastal Connection”

  1. Alabama Byways February 19, 2008 2:23 pm

    You can learn more about Alabama’s Scenic Byways program by visiting The program started in 2000 and has grown to seven state designated byways and also includes three nationally designated byways (learn more about the national program by visiting