Public Meeting being held for the Battle Road Scenic Byway, this Tuesday

On June 16th, 2009 there will be first public meeting for the Battle Road Scenic Byway from 7:00-9:00 PM at Cary Hall in Lexington.  Back on November 6th, 2006 the Massachusetts General Court designated the Battle Road a Scenic Byway in order to preserve and enhance the unique and historically significant resources along this road.  The Battle Road contains at least 20 historic sites including five sites in Arlington.  These sites are the Arlington Center Historic District, Capt. Benjamin Locke House, Jason Russell House, Old Schwamb Mill and Wayside Inn.  In order to achieve this, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the communities of Arlington, Lexington, Lincoln, Concord, the Minute Man National Historic Park and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation are preparing to create a Corridor Management Plan.  This plan will assist these groups in determining the best way to preserve the area’s resources while expanding economic opportunities and creating a balanced tourism industry.  This Public Meeting will attempt to answer any questions one might have about the benefit of this project and the importance of preserving our history.

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