Scenic Highway 11 Corridor Study
Click here for an update on the Scenic Highway 11 Corridor Study!
We encourage you to take this quick online Visual Preference Survey
Pickens County is home to one of the most beautiful stretches of Highway 11, also known as the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Byway. It is by luck and appreciation of this beauty that a large part of the area has remained undeveloped. As our county continues to grow, Pickens County wants to ensure it grows in the best way possible. And we need your help!
Pickens County has partnered with the Appalachian Council of Governments to undergo a Corridor Study on Highway 11. First and foremost, the goal of this study is to involve the community in developing a long-term vision for Highway 11. Out of that vision, there will be recommended policies and actions to guide how the corridor should be maintained or changed in the future. Policies and actions could be in the form of design guidelines, infrastructure improvements, tree preservation, setbacks, etc.
Pickens County and the Appalachian Council of Governments will hold a Public Meeting in October to hear from you! We are also developing an online visual preference survey to receive feedback from those who cannot attend the meeting. Following the public meeting, stakeholder focus group meetings will be held to further engage those who live, work and play along Highway 11.
Public engagement is crucial to this process, so we ask you to stay tuned as we share more details about this study and ways to get involved!