On October 16th, 2009, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation designated the 180-mile long route of US Route 15, US Route 15 Business, and Virginia Routes 20, 231, 22, and 53 as the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway is the primary touring route from which visitors can explore this scenic and historically rich landscape.
Corridor Management Plan
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Corridor Management Plan (CMP) seeks to promote, conserve and enhance the Byway corridor’s scenic, historic, archaeological, cultural, natural and recreational resources and to implement strategies for sustainable tourism development based on those resources.
The CMP contains many useful resources for JTHG partners, including strategies for:
- Enhancing the Visitor Experience
- Preserving and Maintaining the Byway’s Intrinsic Qualities
- Interpretation, Heritage Tourism and Visitor Management
- Roadway Safety, Wayfinding and Enhancement