The Frederick County Rural Roads program was created to protect the scenic and historical qualities of gravel roads in rural areas of the county and to provide for their continued maintenance. There are currently 83 miles of rural roads in the program. In 2021, the County Executive appointed the Frederick County Rural & Scenic Roads Advisory Committee to review the existing program and develop an enhanced program that better meets community needs.
Photo: Sigler Road south of Jefferson is a designated Frederick County Rural Road.
Character-defining features include a narrow road bed, gravel surface, and a mix of mature trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.