The Massachusetts Legislature gave Route 112 state designation as a scenic byway in Acts of 2004, Chapter 291, Section 65. This designation has laid the path for federal funding of this corridor management plan and the accompanying public participation process. the eight Massachusetts byway communities, and the other project partners are especially grateful to U.S. Congressman John Olver who was essential to promoting Route 112 as a scenic byway and securing federal funding for this corridor management plan.
The Route 112 Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan is a cooperative project of of the eight byway communities, (Colrain, Shelburne, Buckland, Ashfield, Goshen, Cummington, Worthington, and Huntington), the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG), and the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to recognize, interpret, preserve, and promote the unique scenic, natural, recreational, historic, and cultural resources of Route 112 in Franklin and Hampshire counties. The plan wil provide a framework for guiding future Byways projects, while also remaining flexible and dynamic so that communities can respond to opportunities and needs as they may arise and change.
The Corridor Management Plan is being developed thanks to the involvement of many people who feel passionate about the place where they live and who see the promise of Route 112 in helping to shape a healthy and vibrant future. Members of the Route 112 Scenic Byway Advisory Committee were appointed by the selectboards from each of the byway towns.
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Click on links below to view plan elements. (pdf format)
Chapter 4: Outdoor Recreational Resources
Chapter 5: Archaeological and Historic Resources
Chapter 6: Transportation Resources
Chapter 8: Community Planning Evaluation
Chapter 9: Action Plan
Appendix A: Franklin County Scenic Resources Inventory Form