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Highway Signs To Feature Significant Local Destinations

October 14th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

In support of economic development, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) with assistance from the Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) and local communities, is improving tourism with highway signs featuring significant local destinations.  Known as Tourist Area and Corridor (TAC) signing, the program provides a network of guide signs to qualifying attractions along designated corridors. While TAC is not a new program, the SHA has improved it and awarded a multi-year statewide contract this year to review the existing attraction and tourism signing along State-maintained roads in all 23 Maryland counties. SHA and DBED will work with local communities to create plans to guide travelers off the main highway to attractions.  Applications are being accepted in four counties at this time, including Allegany. Tourism Director Barb Buehl…





 

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