On May 9, 2018, the Rhode Island Scenic Roadways Board voted to designate the entirety of U.S. Route 1 within the Town of South Kingstown as a Rhode Island Scenic Roadway. The designation comes 20 years after the Town made its initial application to have the road protected.
The next step in the process for U.S. Route 1 Corridor will be to work with property and business owners to develop a Stewardship Plan. It is anticipated that this process will begin sometime in the summer of 2018. Check back here, or sign up to receive Planning Department newsflashes, to stay up-to-date on the Stewardship Plan process.