Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

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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.

Click here to view list of acknowledgements.

 

Click on links below to view plan elements. (pdf format)

Chapter 1: Introduction
Corridor Boundary Map–Franklin County
Corridor Boundary Map–Hampshire County
Byway Profile Map

Chapter 2: Scenic Resources
Franklin County
Hampshire County
Map–Franklin County Scenic Reources
Map–Hampshire County Scenic Resources

Chapter 3: Natural Resources
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Hampshire County
Map–Franklin County Natural Resources
Map–Hampshire County Natural Resources

Chapter 4: Outdoor Recreational Resources
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Hampshire County
Map–Franklin County Outdoor Recreational Resources
Map–Hampshire County Outdoor Recreational Resources

Chapter 5: Archaeological and Historic Resources
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Hampshire County
Map–Franklin County Historical and Cultural Resources
Map–Hampshire County Historical Places

Chapter 6: Transportation Resources
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Hampshire County
Map–Franklin County Transportation Resources
Map–Hampshire County Road Pavement and Bridge Condition

Chapter 7: Cultural Resources and Tourist Services
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Hampshire County

Chapter 8: Community Planning Evaluation
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Hampshire County

Map–Franklin County Zoning
Map–Hampshire County Land Use
Map–Hampshire County Recreational and Protected Open Space,
Map–Hampshire County Zoning

Chapter 9: Action Plan

Appendices

Appendix A: Franklin County Scenic Resources Inventory Form
Appendix B: Hampshire County Segment Evaluation Form
Appendix C: Franklin County Historic Resources Table
Appendix D: Hampshire County Significant National Register Historic
District Properties

Appendix E: Hampshire County Alternative Design for Roadways
Appendix F: Hampshire County Pavement Condition Index and Pavement Management Analysis
Appendix G: Hampshire County Level of Service Analysis Defined
Appendix H: Hampshire County Roadway Capacity Analysis
Appendix I: Hampshire County Worthington Corners Schematics

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