Whats the difference between a highway and a byway?

A byway is defined as a little known side road, while a highway is a more frequently traveled main road. Highways often connect major towns or cities.

Historic Route 66, stretching 1,410 miles, is considered by some to be the most famous byway in the United States.

Interstate Highways were originally created by Dwight D. Eisenhower in the 1950s and crisscross the country carrying large volumes of traffic. State highways are numbered and maintained by each state individually.

A grant in the amount of $59,495 was recently rewarded to the Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington. The funds will be used to help improve signs and visitor services along the byway.

Updated on Tuesday, October 30 2012 at 02:37AM EDT
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