Members of the Prince William Conservation Alliance (PWCA) and the Prince William Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) gathered to unveil a Scenic Byways marker on Joplin Road.
The unveiling is part of a partnership formed by the PWCA and BOCS, and the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).
According to a release, the CTB has moved to have several important roads in Prince William County become recognized as “Scenic Byways”.
“This would have never happened without partners and people working together,” said PWCA Executive Director Kim Hosen.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) website states that Scenic Byways are “road corridors containing aesthetic or cultural value near areas of historical, natural or recreational significance.”
Along the Prince William roads that will be designated as byways, there are eleven nationally recognized historic sites and two state-listed historic sites, according to a release.
“Prince William is such a beautiful and unique county – from the tidal shoreline, all across the county, we kind of undulate upwards to the Bull Run Mountain,” said Hosen.
The following is the list of roads that will now be Scenic Byways, from a release:
Aden Road – between Route 619 and Route 28
Bristow Road – between Joplin Road (Route 619) and Route 28
Joplin Road – between Bristow Road and I-95
Waterfall Road – Fauquier County line east to the intersection of Antioch Rd.
Antioch Road – from the Route 601 intersection south to Route 55
John Marshall Highway – from Route 681 to the Fauquier County line
A map of the roads is available online at http://pwconserve.org/issues/scenicbyways/main.html.