Reclamation to Host Open House on Proposed Scenic Byway Near Boulder City, Nevada

Media Contact: Rose Davis , 702-293-8421
Becci Rogers, 702-293-8091

For Release: May 29, 2012

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Bureau of Reclamation will host an open house to offer information about the proposed designation of certain roads in southern Nevada and northern Arizona as State Scenic Byways.

WHAT: Scenic Byway Designation Open House/Informational Meeting

WHEN: June 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Boulder City Public Library Community Room, 701 Adams Boulevard, Boulder City, Nevada 89005

WHO: Open to all interested parties

An informal presentation will be given by a Reclamation representative that will provide an overview of the Scenic Byway designation process; possible benefits and costs; and some of the historically significant features along the proposed Byway. A question and answer session will follow the presentation, and a variety of informative handouts will be available to those in attendance.

The 27.4 miles of roadways that are being proposed as Scenic Byways pass through lands managed by a variety of interests including the City of Boulder City, National Park Service, and Bureau of Reclamation. Within Nevada, the specific roadways are Nevada Way within the city limits of Boulder City; Nevada State Highway 172 leading to Hoover Dam; and portions of U.S. 93 within Boulder City and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The Scenic Byway designation process is a local, state, and federal cooperative effort that can enhance local economies by attracting state, national, and international travelers while fostering resource protection through education and interpretation.

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