A new scenic overlook will be opened Friday in the North Country and the plans include honoring Executive Councilor Ray Burton.
The new overlook and rest area is on Route 302 just across from the Mount Washington Hotel.
It cost about $1.4 million and replaces a much smaller pull-off on the other side of the road.
The old area had room for five cars or two buses which state highway officials say caused traffic problems and raised safety concerns. The new area has room for 22 cars and six buses.
Part of the opening ceremony will include honoring Executive Council Ray Burton who has represented the North Country for more than four decades.
On Sunday Burton announced he won’t run for re-election next year because his kidney cancer has returned.
The event is expected to attract the state’s top office holders.