People working on the nomination packet proposing a scenic byway designation for a 19-mile sector of state Route 414 are hoping their goal is in sight.
The nomination packet, all 190 pages compiled over a period of nearly seven years, was forwarded to state Department of Transportation officials in Hornell in February for their consideration.
If the packet gets the green light, it will go to the state's Scenic Byway Advisory Committee for further consideration, possibly in September. Next in line, unless changes are recommended, is the state Legislature and finally the governor.
Scenic highways are those with unusual scenic, recreational, cultural or historic significance that are managed to encourage economic development through tourism and recreation.
There are more than 2,600 miles of scenic highways in New York state.
The section they are working on runs from Lodi in Seneca County south to Watkins Glen in Schuyler County.
Heading the local byway committee is chairman Barry O'Neill of Lodi.
[Chris] Kimball-Peterson of Hector is treasurer. Victoria Kelly, also of Hector, is secretary. A board of directors consist of Bruce Adams and George Kellogg, both of Hector, and attorney Steven Getman
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