Strategic Highway Network
The Strategic Highway Network (STRAHNET) is a 62,791-mile system of roads deemed necessary for emergency mobilization and peacetime movement of heavy armor, fuel, ammunition, repair parts, food, and other commodities to support U.S. military operations. STRAHNET Connectors (about 1,700 miles) are additional highway routes linking over 200 important military installations and ports to STRAHNET. These routes are typically used when moving personnel and equipment during a mobilization or deployment.
In 2002, 96.1 percent of all mileage in STRAHNET had a measured pavement roughness that met the standard for acceptable ride quality on the National Highway System cited in the FHWA Performance Plan.
There were 79,852 bridges on STRAHNET in 2002. About 20.6 percent of STRAHNET bridges were considered deficient.
In 2002, about 70.9 percent of bridges over STRAHNET routes had vertical clearances greater than 16 feet, up from 68.6 percent in 1995. This measure is important because military convoys and emergency response vehicles need to be able to clear structures on the STRAHNET system.