Good news for the Byway. On Wednesday, March 16, 2005, the Washington State Transportation Commission officially added to The Palouse Scenic Byway old SR 195 through Rosalia, Scott Road and Scharpenberg Road into Lacrosse, and Hume Road which runs along the eastern side of Steptoe Butte. Congratulations!
The 2005 grants have been announced and The Palouse Scenic Byway was awarded a FHWA National Scenic Byways grant for $112,096. The Palouse Scenic Byway also applied for a 2006 grant for approximately $41,000 to produce a 24″x24″ full color interpretive panel with a byway map, nearby points of interest, and community information for each of the byway communities. Read More
The Palouse Scenic Byway was initiated in the Spring of 2001 as an effort to bring the communities of Whitman County together to work toward a common tourism goal. The committee is comprised of individuals from the communities along the byway, city and chamber of commerce representatives and Whitman County Parks and Recreation. Read More