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Logan road project is praised

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The Logan Canyon Scenic Byway has been recognized as one of the nation's top eight road improvement projects by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

The project was one of 41 submitted in the association's annual Best Practices for Byways Competition.

The Logan Canyon road was recently upgraded with the addition of new signs, rest rooms, picnic areas and other enhancements.

The signs are made of timber and limestone and are designed to share the stories of the natural forces that defined the area surrounding the byway. The completed project includes 11 interpretive sites, eight new restrooms, two byway brochures, restaurant place mats and a traveling exhibit.

"We are very excited to be singled out by such a prestigious organization," said Maridene Hancock, director of the Cache Valley Tourism Office in Logan. "We hope residents and visitors will drive the beautiful byway along Highway 89 and experience what the top of Utah has to offer."

Margaret Godfrey, chair of the Utah Scenic Byway Committee, said the distinction may help Logan Canyon gain National Scenic Byway status.

The association, based in Washington, D.C., consists of public transportation officials from around the country.