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Acadia All American Road Trenton and Bar Harbor Promoting and Preserving Acadia. Corridor Enhancement. State Programs Transportation Grants Gateway Grants Transportation Enhancement Grants. Benefits of Scenic Byway Designation. Community Recognition

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Corridor Enhancement

State Programs

  • Transportation Grants
  • Gateway Grants
  • Transportation Enhancement Grants
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Benefits of Scenic Byway Designation

  • Community Recognition
    • National Recognition for Trenton, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park
  • Economic Development
    • Supports tourism by improving the quality of the Acadia experience
    • Attracts attention of businesses that want a high quality of life
  • Community Vision
    • Focus communities on where they want to go and how they can get there
  • Partnering
    • Towns, businesses and organizations working together to preserve our heritage
  • Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byway Grants
    • Increased Federal and State support for road improvements and safety
    • New projects such as bikeways, information kiosks and scenic turn-outs
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Scenic Resources

Locations of

Scenic Vistas

Source: James Rae

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Scenic Resources

  • Viewsheds
    • From Airport

Source: James Rae

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Corridor Enhancement

Voluntary and Educational Programs

  • Partnerships with local organizations
    • Trenton and MDI Chambers of Commerce
    • Trenton Historic Society
  • Local Initiatives
    • April Roadside Cleanup
    • Tree planting program – Hancock Soil and Water Conservation
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Corridor Enhancement

Incentives and Disincentives

  • Grants
    • Local Programs
      • Partnership for business beautification
      • Soil Conservation Service Assistance
      • National Park Service Assistance
    • Low interest loan program for preservation
      • Historic Register Presentation – August 29th 6:30 PM at the Trenton Elementary School
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Corridor Enhancement

National Scenic Byway Grants

  • Raised almost $2,000,000 for Schoodic National Scenic Byway and Acadia All American Road
  • Annual Competitive Grant Opportunities
  • Preference for new byways
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Current Program:
  • FHWA Staff:
  • Grants
  • New byway designation
  • National Scenic Byways Online:
  • Web site creation, maintenance, and administration
  • ABRC:
  • Technical Assistance to Byways
  • Publications
  • Conferences

The National Scenic Byways Program (NSBP) a section of FHWA consisting of:

  • MaineDOT
  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Passenger Transportation
  • HCPC:
  • Coordination
  • Planning
  • Grants
  • Trenton:
  • Town Government
  • Corridor Committee
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Historical Society
  • Other Local Organizations
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Things you can do to support the

Acadia All American Road

  • Participate in Public Meetings
  • Help your local historical societies, garden clubs, and civic organizations to build partnerships
  • Show your support to your select board and state representatives
  • Join the Corridor Advocacy Group and bring new ideasFOR MORE INFORMATION: CONTACT THE HANCOCK COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 667-7131, ask for Jim Fisher
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