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Federal Lands Access Program

FUNDING Federal Year: October 1 FUNDING Federal year: October 1

Programmed Funding 2021: $11.9 million 2022: $11.9 million 2023: $11.9 million CONTACTS Laurie Miskimins Federal Lands Access Program laurie. miskimins@dot.gov James Herlyck Federal Lands Access Program james. herlyck@dot.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Five projects have been selected, planned, and programmed through 2020: Programmed funding 2019: $11.7 million 2020: $11.9 million 2021: $11.9 million 2022: $11.9 million 2023: $11.9 million 2024: $11.9 million CONTACT William Lawrence 801 964-4468 billlawrence@Utah.gov ACCOMPLISHMENTS Projects have been selected, planned, and programmed through 2024. The most recent call for projects included the selection of the following:

Cascade Springs Road, restoration and rehabilitation in Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, Wasatch County Cascade Springs Road, restoration and rehabilitation in Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest, Wasatch County

State Route 149, bridge replacement and rehabilitation at Dinosaur National Monument, sponsored by UDOT State Route 149, bridge replacement and rehabilitation at Dinosaur National Monument, sponsored by UDOT

Ephraim Canyon Road, restoration and rehabilitation in Manti-LaSal National Forest, sponsored by Sanpete County Ephraim Canyon Road, restoration and rehabilitation in Manti-LaSal National Forest, sponsored by Sanpete County

Lion Boulevard, parking in Zion National park, sponsored by Town of Springdale Lion Boulevard, parking in Zion National park, sponsored by Town of Springdale

Strawberry Sheep Creek, restoration and rehabilitation, sponsored by Wasatch and Utah Counties Strawberry Sheep Creek, restoration and rehabilitation, sponsored by Wasatch and Utah Counties

For more information, see the Utah Access Program page on the FHWA website. For more information, see the Utah Access Program page on the FHWA website.

FEDERAL LANDS ACCESS PROGRAM FEDERAL LANDS ACCESS PROGRAM

The Federal Lands Access Program, established by Federal MAP 21 legislation and continued through the FAST Act, provides funding for transportation project that are in, provide access to, or are adjacent to Federal Lands. The Federal Lands Access Program, established by Federal MAP 21 legislation and continued through the FAST Act, provides funding for transportation project that are in, provide access to, or are adjacent to Federal Lands.

The program is intended to support economic activity generated by tourism and recreation sites. The program is funded through Highway Account of the Highway Trust fund. The program is intended to support economic activity generated by tourism and recreation sites. The program is funded through Highway Account of the Highway Trust fund.

Programming decisions are made locally by a Program Decisions Committee. Funds are distributed to states according to a formula based on the number of visitors, federal land area, federal public road mileage, and the number of federal public bridges. A non-federal funding match is required. Programming decisions are made locally by a Program Decisions Committee. Funds are distributed to states according to a formula based on the number of visitors, federal land area, federal public road mileage, and the number of federal public bridges. A non-federal funding match is required.

Program funds can be applied to design, construction, and reconstruction, but not maintenance projects. State, tribal, or local government agencies that own or maintain transportation facilities are eligible to apply. Program funds can be applied to design, construction, and reconstruction, but not maintenance projects. State, tribal, or local government agencies that own or maintain transportation facilities are eligible to apply.

Page 33 The Navajo Lake recreation area is one of the most popular recreation destinations on the Dixie National Forest. The road prior to improvements consisted of 4-6” of aggregate surface base that generated an unacceptable amount of dust when traveled upon by motorists. The unpaved roadway also presented motorists with an unsafe design standard that was inadequate for the amount of traffic generated on this road. Reconstructing the roadway eliminated unwanted/unsafe dust clouds, but also included improved sight distance for motorists and better air quality to nearby pedestrians along the road (pullouts, campgrounds, fishing spots, etc). The completed work consisted of reconstructing the existing 22’ wide roadway by widening to a consistent 22’ wide road, with 4’ shoulders on each side, providing adequate space for active transportation. The work also consisted of creating pedestrian crosswalks at/near all campgrounds and pullouts, paving 4 existing (scenic) pull outs, and installing new High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) highway signs and object markers. The project paved from State Highway 14 to the intersection of Forest Service Road (FSR) #31672. (see picture above showing some of the improvements completed).

Page 29 The Navajo Lake recreation area is one of the most popular recreation destinations on the Dixie National Forest. The road prior to improvements consisted of 4-6" of aggregate surface base that generated an unacceptable amount of dust when traveled upon by motorists. The unpaved roadway also presented motorists with an unsafe design standard that was inadequate for the amount of traffic generated on this road. Reconstructing the roadway eliminated unwanted/unsafe dust clouds, but also included improved sight distance for motorists and better air quality to nearby pedestrians along the road (pullouts, campgrounds, fishing spots, etc). The completed work consisted of reconstructing the existing 22' wide roadway by widening to a consistent 22' wide road, with 4' shoulders on each side, providing adequate space for active transportation. The work also consisted of creating pedestrian crosswalks at/near all campgrounds and pullouts, paving 4 existing (scenic) pull outs, and installing new High Intensity Prismatic (HIP) highway signs and object markers. The project paved from State Highway 14 to the intersection of Forest Service Road (FSR) #31672. (see picture above showing some of the improvements completed).