BOISE, Idaho (News Release) – Idaho Byways, Idaho Transportation Department updates and the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway extension will lead discussion when the Idaho Byways Advisory Council meets on Thursday, May 5.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Centennial Room at the Best Western University Inn, 1516 Pullman Rd., in Moscow. Want to view the agenda?

Advisory council members will also hear from local committees about projects and events, elect officers, and participate in an IBAC discussion regarding the viability of unmanaged byways, social media, marketing and maintenance.

The IBAC was created to advise the transportation department on issues related to the Idaho Byways Program.

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The council works to feature and sustain Idaho's heritage through the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the state's scenic, cultural, historic, archeological, recreational or natural qualities to promote and enhance tourism on designated Idaho highways, roads and trails and to promote and enhance other economic opportunities in coordination with key stakeholders throughout the state of Idaho.

It is composed of federal and state agencies and other byway stakeholders with a direct interest in the byway program.

For more information, contact Shauna Miller at shauna.miller@itd.idaho.gov or 208-334-8533. To participate in the meeting by phone, dial 855-797-9485. Use access code 44201343.