Utah 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 Utah Federal Lands Access program has selected its program of projects. Selected projects include:

Applicant Facility Name Federal Land Accessed
Bryce Canyon City Bryce Canyon Bicycle/Pedestrian Pathway Brice Canyon National Park, Dixie National Forest
Wasatch County Cascade Springs Road Uintah National Forest
Kane County Navajo Lake Road Reconstruction Dixie National Forest
Grand County La Sal Mountain Loop Road Manti-LaSal National Forest
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Dinosaur National Monument Access Road Shoulder Widening and Bike Lanes Dinosaur National Monument
Sevier County Sevenmile-Gooseberry Fishlake National Forest
Juab County Little Sahara Sand Dunes and Highway 148 Little Sahara Recreation Area

NOTE: Projects are shown in no particular order.

In addition to those projects prioritized for funding under the Utah Federal Lands Access Program through the Call for Projects, the PDC in Utah 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 the projects into the Access Program.

Project Sponsor Facility Name Federal Land Accessed
Sevier County Sevenmile-Gooseberry Fishlake National Forest

The PDC anticipates another call for projects in 2016.

Utah Access Program Documents

Utah Federal Lands Access Program Charter
Utah Call for Projects Process Diagram

Federal Guidance

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.


Agency Contact Email Address
Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Bill Lawrence, Program Finance Director BILLLAWRENCE@utah.gov
Utah Association of Counties (UAC) Claudia Jarrett, County Commissioner, Sanpete County cjarrett02@live.com
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) Ryan Tyler, Branch Chief ryan.tyler@dot.gov

Program Contacts:

AgencyContactEmail Address
Federal Lands Access Program Andy Byra Andy.Byra@dot.gov
Federal Lands Access Program Morgan Malley Morgan.Malley@dot.gov