NCDOT wants everybody to notice that nice view. So it has added the new U.S. 70 route around Clayton to the N.C. Scenic Byways Program.
Nine other road segments around the state also were added to the list. Most of the others are back roads, and they're out in the sticks. The Clayton Bypass is surely the busiest of the group. Details with pretty pictures are here.
DOT started the Scenic Byways Program in 1990 for highways with "unique, exceptional or outstanding historical, cultural or scenic characteristics."