California Access Program
The Federal Lands Access Program (Access Program) provides funds for work on public highways, roads, bridges, trails, and transit systems that are located on, are adjacent to, or provide access to Federal Lands. These facilities must be owned or maintained by a state, county, town, township, tribe, municipal, or local government. This program is a new program, being created under Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). This program places emphasis on projects that provide access to high-use recreation sites or Federal economic generators.
Administering the Program
Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) works with each of the states under its jurisdiction to develop each state's Programming Decisions Committee (PDC). The PDC is responsible for prioritizing the program of projects for each state's Access Program. The PDC will establish project selection criteria and administer calls for projects.
Call for Projects
The Programming Decisions Committee (PDC) responsible for the California Federal Lands Access Program has selected its short-list of projects. The next step in the project review process will include detailed scoping of the project by Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) and local partners. The scoping effort will validate the project delivery parameters (e.g. scope, schedule, and budget) and will be used to determine final program and match commitments. Projects identified for scoping include:
|Applicant||Facility Name||Federal Land Accessed|
|LA County DPW||Angeles Forest Highway Road Rehabilitation||Angeles NF|
|Yurok Tribe||Bald Hills Improvement Project||Redwood NP, Six Rivers NF|
|Yuba County||Beale Air Force Base Access Improvements: Hammonton-Smartsville Road Rehab||Beale Air Force Base, BLM (Goldfields)|
|Napa County||Berryessa Knoxville Road Pavement Rehabilitation||BOR|
|El Dorado County||CA Forest Highway 136 - Ice House Road Pavement Rehab||Eldorado NF|
|Mono County||Convict Lake Road Rehabilitation Project||Convict Lake, John Muir Wilderness|
|Tuolumne County||Evergreen Road Reconstruction Project||Yosemite NP, Stanislaus NF|
|City of Folsom||Folsom Lake State Recreation Area Access Enhancement Project||BOR|
|Plumas County||Graeagle-Johnsville Road Slope Reconstruction and Erosion Control||Plumas NF|
|Tahoe Transportation District||Lake Tahoe SR89 / Fanny Bridge||Lake Tahoe Basin FS|
|Shasta County||Rehabilitate J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive||Whiskeytown NRA|
|CALTRANS||Rehabilitation of Marshlands Road||Don Edwards SF Bay NWR|
|Santa Barbara County||Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation of Paradise, Gibraltar, and Stagecoach Roads||Los Padres NF|
|Marin County||Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Reconstruction||Point Reyes National Seashore|
|Inyo County||Whitney Portal Road Reconstruction Project||Inyo NF, BLM|
NOTE: Projects are shown in no particular order; the amount of funds allocated has yet to be determined.
The PDC does not guarantee funding for this preliminary list of projects. Additionally, other project proposals are still under consideration until the formal list of approved projects is agreed upon by the PDC.
In addition to those projects prioritized for funding under the California Federal Lands Access Program through the Call for Projects, the PDC in California has approved the following remaining "legacy" projects for inclusion in the Federal Lands Access Program. These projects received significant Federal investment in the past and the PDC agreed to transition the remaining portion of these projects into the Access Program.
|Project Sponsor||Facility Name||Federal Land Accessed|
|Plumas County||Old Red Bluff Road (Warner Creek Bridge)||Lassen NF|
|Trinity County||Trinity County Bridges||Trinity NF|
|Tuolumne County||Fish Hatchery Road||Stanislaus NF|
|Del Norte County||South Fork Smith River Road||Six Rivers NF|
|Trinity County||Trinity County 3R||Trinity NF|
|Monterey County||Arroyo Seco Road||Los Padres NF|
|Plumas County||Chester Warner Valley Road||Lassen NF|
|Tuolumne County||Buchanan Road||Stanislaus NF|
|Lassen County||Mooney Road||Lassen NF|
|Plumas County||Beckwourth Genesee Road||Plumas NF|
|Mono County and Inyo County||Rock Creek Road||Inyo NF|
|Humboldt County||State Route 36 Humboldt County||Six Rivers NF|
|Merced County||San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Safety Improvements||San Luis NWR|
|Marin County||Sir Francis Drake Boulevard||Point Reyes National Seashore|
For more information, please contact Allen Grasmick (Allen.Grasmick@dot.gov).
California Access Program Documents
Federal guidance on the Access Program has been developed. For more information on all MAP-21 guidance, please check the FHWA's page on MAP-21 Guidance for more information.
Programming Decisions Committee Members:
|California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)||April Nitsos, Division of Local Assistancefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|County Engineers Association of California (CEAC)||Patrick DeChellis, Deputy Director Public Works, Los Angeles Countyemail@example.com|
|Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD)||Ryan Tyler, Branch Chieffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Federal Lands Access Program||Allen Grasmick||Allen.Grasmick@dot.gov|