What is a scenic road?

Mass. General Law Chapter 405, Section 15C (The Scenic Roads Act) allows any community to designate roadways within their community as “Scenic Roads”. Any road repair, maintenance, reconstruction, or paving work that will involve the cutting or removal of trees or the alteration of stone walls, or portions thereof on any designated scenic road, must be approved by the Planning Board. Anyone wishing to do such work must make an application for such work and a public hearing must be held before approval may be given.