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2012 Discretionary Grant Program Fact Sheets

Public Lands Highway Discretionary Program

Description: The Public Lands Highway Discretionary (PLHD) Program funds are available for any kind of transportation project eligible for assistance that is within, adjacent to, or provides access to Federal lands or facilities. PLHD funds are available for transportation planning, research, engineering, and construction of the highways, roads, and parkways, and of transit facilities within the Federal public lands.

Entities Eligible to Apply for Funding: State departments of transportation may apply directly, and Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs), metropolitan planning organizations, local governments, and tribal governments may apply through states as sub-recipients.

Amount of funds awarded $86,887,557

Amount of funds requested: $639,910,911

Number of applications received: 285

Number of applications selected: 75

State Project Description Funding Amount
AL Martin Road Improvement Project This project will restore and widen Martin Road on the Poarch Creek Reservation to reduce congestion caused by, and increase safety of, traffic turning in and out of the new Poarch Creek Public Health and Assisted Living Facilities. This two-lane road is not designed to handle the anticipated increased average daily traffic created by the new facility. $635,328
AK Eek Community Street Improvement Project This project will upgrade existing roads in rural Eek and construct new ones. The upgrades will improve access and safety to housing, educational resources, employment opportunities, barge landing, safety facilities and give new access to a local health facility. $1,250,000
AK Pilot Station Community Street Improvement Project The project will upgrade existing community streets in Pilot Station, including resurfacing, widening, improved drainage and dust control. These upgrades will improve access and safety to housing, educational resources, employment opportunities, health facilities, and a local airport. $1,250,000
AK St. Michael Community Streets Project This 4.39-mile project will build a new road, and reconstruct an existing road, to keep travel safe within the community of St. Michael. In addition, the roads will be re-contoured and resurfaced and new boardwalks will be built to alleviate costly maintenance. $1,000,000
AK Toksook Bay Community Streets Improvement Project This project will improve access to local residents' homes and community facilities. Improvements will include resurfacing, widening, improved drainage, and dust control. These proposed upgrades will improve access and safety to housing, educational resources, employment opportunities, safety facilities, barge landing and health facilities. $1,250,000
AZ Arizona Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Rehabilitation Project This project will repair an area that is vulnerable to erosion safer for visitors to Lee's Ferry Road – the area's only access to a popular recreation area and cultural district near Grand Canyon National Park. $310,000
AZ Cowlic Community Flood Mitigation and Roadway Reconstruction Project This project will study and prepare design concepts as part of an effort to rebuild the flood-damaged Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation Road 31 to address the community's periodic isolation from school buses, emergency vehicles and in-coming/out-going traffic due to severe flooding. $1,500,000
AZ Pascua Yaqui Tribe Road Improvement Project This project will design and reconstruct the failing pavement of two roadways and will add safety and multimodal features such as lighting, drainage, curbs, bike lanes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) designed sidewalk and pathways, landscaping, and improved transit stops. $608,616
AZ Red Hills Pedestrian Trail This project will construct a two-mile-long bike/pedestrian trail from the Red Hills Village to Twomile Wash in Pipe Spring. It will provide the Kaibab Paiute tribal members with a travel route away from vehicle traffic and extending the existing trail system to nearby recreational areas. $286,480
CA Phase I of the American River Parkway Bike Trail (Trail) Renewal Project in Granite Bay This project will use funds to repair, repave and improve a 3.5-mile section of the trail in order to bring the paved trail back to a state of good repair. $422,900
CA The Bald Hills Road Rehabilitation and Paving Project This project will pave a 3.1-mile section of dirt road to upgrade the limited transportation routes to and from the Yurok Reservation as well as within the Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP). The upgrade will increase safety for RNSP visitors and provide Reservation residents with better access to employment. $2,500,000
CA The Crystal Springs Regional Trail South of Highway 92 Project This project will construct a new .9 mile segment of the 17.5-mile Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. It will increase transportation choices for non-motorized commuters and recreational users visiting the two nearby reservoirs and the Santa Cruz Mountains. $550,000
CA The Regional Folsom Lake Bikeway Safety and Infrastructure Improvement Project in Granite Bay This project will complete the final funding gap in the Regional Folsom Lake Bikeway, which includes the construction of a bike/pedestrian overcrossing at Folsom Lake Crossing Road. $790,000
CA The Presidio Portion of the California Coastal Trail Connecting Baker Beach and the Rob Hill Campground with the Golden Gate Bridge, this project will help build a key, multi-use segment of the Coastal Trail to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians and encourage the use of alternative transportation modes in this highly-congested corridor. $976,000
CA San Luis National Wildlife Refuge (N.W.R.) Access Safety Improvements Project This project will provide safer turn movement and accessibility for vehicles entering and exiting the San Luis N.W.R. Complex at the Blue Goose Road intersection along the California SH 165 corridor. The corridor, traversing between sections of the Refuge Complex, private lands, and a state park, is located less than 10 miles from several cities and has a history of vehicle accidents and fatalities at deficient intersections. $1,850,000
CO Safety Improvements To San Juan National Forest Access Road This corridor reconstruction project will replace the pavement structural section, geometric, and drainage deficiencies for 6.2 miles. Funds will be used to reconstruct the paved roadway, widen shoulders, improve vehicle and pedestrian sight distance, replace drainage culverts and improve roadside drainage swales. $3,500,000
CO The Transportation Recreation Opportunities Spectrum (TROS) in the Denver area This project will develop a new set of planning tools that Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) can used to better understand transportation needs, to identify and prioritize projects to improve Federal land access and to make strategic use of limited resources. $200,000
CO Red Mountain Pass Cribwall Replacement and Lane Widening This project will increase roadway safety through the replacement of two additional cribwalls and the widening of US 550. $1,750,000
CT Transit Access to Mansfield Hollow This project will provide new transit access and improve hiking and mountain biking trail access to the largest federally-owned open space in Connecticut – the Mansfield Hollow Lake property – through the acquisition of that will create access to the only nearby bus stop. This parcel will be developed into a trailhead connecting to an existing trail system, to better serve a largely minority population, 15% of whom live below poverty and 20% of whom do not own cars. $325,000
DE Culvert construction for Prime Hook Road This project will construct culverts along Prime Hook Road in Sussex County – adjacent to the Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge, to reduce flooding and aid in the preservation of the refuge. $640,000
DC American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial This project will reconfigure a roadway, including utility work, signage, lighting, pavement markings and improved pedestrian facilities, to make possible the construction of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial near the U.S. Capitol. $6,042,000
FL Sonovoid Bridge Number 874476 Rehabilitation project This project will help fund the rehabilitation of the Sonovoid Bridge, which will ensure the only vehicular access to Biscayne National Park's Visitor Center and Park Headquarters. $567,020
HI Rehabilitation of Parking Lots in Haleakala National Park This project will rehabilitate, recycle, and repave the deteriorating asphalt pavement and improve disabled accessibility for seven parking lots along the Haleakala Highway in the summit area of Haleakala National Park on the Island of Maui. The parking lots provide access to park resources, such as trails, visitor centers, campgrounds and scenic overlooks. $2,000,000
ID American Falls Connection to Willow Bay Recreation Area This project will create a connection to Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) lands at Willow Bay Recreation Area along the shores of the American Falls Reservoir. It will expand the area's recreational bike and pedestrian connections to public lands and improve safe access for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists to public transportation. $774,000
ID Landslide Repair at Grangemont and Dent Bridge Road This project will design and construct landslide repairs and measures to prevent future landslides at milepost 13 of Dent Bridge Road and milepost 4.75 of Grangemont Road. These roadways provide access to more than 380,000 acres of Forest lands, the Dworshak Reservoir, campgrounds and trails. $758,000
ID Reconstruction of Little Indian Road This project will develop preliminary engineering, NEPA, ROW acquisition, and reconstruction of 1.5 miles of roadway along with CRABS (Cement Recycled Asphalt Based Stabilization) for four miles on Little Indian Road within the Fort Hall Indian Reservation to improve safety, livability, reliability and reduce annual maintenance costs to improve the general Lincoln Creek area. $1,000,000
ID Resurfacing of Upper Middle Fork Road This project will resurface a section of deteriorated highway in the Boise National Forest (BNF) Forest -- the only year-round access to the mountain community of Atlanta and the southern portion of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. When completed, it will reduce maintenance frequency and cost, and improve safety and forest and stream health by reducing dust and erosion. $600,000
ID Realignment in Rock Creek Canyon This project will reconstruct or realign about 3.5 miles of road within Rock Creek Canyon (known locally as 'The Narrows') in the Curlew National Grassland. $390,000
IL Lake Shelbyville Dam North 9th Street Access Road Improvement This project will correct the deteriorated surface, improve drainage, provide safe access for pedestrians and bikers and resolve ADA concerns at the North 9th Street access to the Lake Shelbyville Dam West Recreational Area $970,640
IN Hunters Creek Road Engineering Assessment and Preliminary Engineering This project will conduct an engineering assessment to provide data for preliminary engineering and NEPA documents for improvements to Hunters Creek Road, a road serving Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. $488,662
KS Fort Larned National Historic Site This project will construct a new bridge to improve public safety, a new parking area to accommodate the new bridge location, and a new main entrance road to the park. $1,000,000
ME Pit Trail Improvements This project will prepare plans, specifications and an estimate for the design of the Pit Trail, a bike/pedestrian path connecting the two most densely populated areas of the Indian Township Passamaquoddy Reservation. The design plans will include survey, right-of- way documents, environmental review, and archeological review. $112,400
MD Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Canal Recreational Trail This project will complete the western 1.8 miles of the recreational trail linking Chesapeake with the Delaware River. The existing gravel service road on the north side of the C&D Canal will be transformed into a multi-purpose recreation trail with signage, operations and maintenance activities. $2,060,000
MA Public Safety and Refuge Visitor Enhancement Project at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge This project will provide safety improvements, including an electric security gate and an ADA-compliant trail accessible from a visitor contact station as well as improvements to the visitor information facility at the contact station. $365,000
MI Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail This project will connect 3.17 miles of non-motorized, multi-use trail through Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore with other visitor destinations, two gateway communities and an existing 27-mile trail system. $1,620,000
MN County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 8 Bridge over Boy River This project will improve safety and provide access to the Chippewa National Forest. By constructing a bridge crossing the Boy River in Minnesota, access will be improved for members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe across the Boy River, within the Chippewa National Forest and adjacent park lands. $770,000
MS Noxubee/Winston County Bridges This project will improve safety for the more than 170,000 annual visitors to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville, MS, by widening an existing bridge that is narrower than the roadway on either side and replacing two single-lane bridges with double-lane bridges. $700,000
MO Grantwood Village Historic Corridor Enhancement and Safety Project This project will improve safety by adding lighting and signage along Grant Road, a dark, tree-lined and flood prone road. It is the only entrance to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and Grant's Farm. $49,500
MT Crow Agency and Fort Smith Transit Facilities This project will design and build a maintenance facility and transit terminal to keep the transit fleet in a state of good repair, foster a livable community and increase access to employment. $2,267,469
MT Fort Belknap Transit Facility This project will offset energy costs for the Fort Belknap Transit Facility by installing a wind turbine. $416,171
MT Going-to-the-Sun Rehabilitation project This project will in repair six miles of roadway, incorporate parking facilities, reconstruct shoulders, and rehabilitate two bridges. $3,000,945
NE Santee Sioux Nation East Village Street Improvement This project will increase safety on the village's main road – Veterans Memorial Drive – in Santee by improving the condition of two high-travel streets near the Santee Sioux Tribal Building (home to most program offices for the tribe, HeadStart Program & Tribal College) and the Santee Community School. $312,984
NV Nevada Kyle Canyon Road Scenic Byway Roadway Widening and Intersection Improvements This project will improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists by widening the shoulder of Kyle Canyon Road -- and improve parking and emergency access during peak visitation periods -- in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, part of Spring Mountain National Recreation Area (SMNRA) – the most frequently visited area in the Spring Mountains. $2,000,000
NV Northshore Road West End Wash Culvert Repairs This project will reconstruct protection from erosion for the West End Wash Culvert in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. $700,000
NV Surprise Field Office Recreational Roads Maintenance and Enhancement This project will repair more than 37 miles of road and reconstruct nearly 10 miles of gravel road along routes frequently used by the public for fishing, photography, rock-hounding, hunting and wildlife viewing near the Califormian stateline. $45,240
NV Transfer Road Reconstruction This project will reconstruct Transfer Road, the primary access for the BLM's recently completed Black Rock Station Visitor Contact Center. Due to high volumes of traffic in the area, the condition of the road has deteriorated to the point that reconstruction is a required remedy to address safety issues. $225,000
NH Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge Recreational Enhancement Design Project This project will build or repair parking areas, handicapped accessible trails, wildlife observation platforms and blinds, and restroom facilities a bathroom, and interpretive signage and kiosks at different sites in northern New Hampshire. $80,000
NM Chaves County - US 380 Highway Improvement This project will upgrade accessibility to more than 160 acres of recreational facilities, create acceleration and deceleration lanes from the east and west to reduce traffic congestion, repair pavement, upgrade guardrail and implement erosion control measures. $2,000,000
NM Jicarilla Apache Nation SR 537 Roadway Construction Project This project will reconstruct a portion of New Mexico State Route 537 to accommodate heavier truck loading for oil and gas development as well as widen travel lanes and shoulders for increased sight distance. $3,000,000
NM RN 125 Improvement This project will improve nine miles of RN 125, a major rural thoroughfare on the Ramah Navajo Reservation. The road's pavement has deteriorated, creating safety issues for the many people who rely on this major route to schools, employment and business centers, housing and a medical center. $496,000
NY Jamaica Bay Greenway Implementation Plan This project will develop a plan to complete the Jamaica Bay Greenway, which will close complete gaps in the existing route, enhance existing sections, improve access from adjacent communities and establish links to transit. These efforts will improve bicycle and pedestrian access to Gateway National Recreation Area's Jamaica Bay Unit and the many outdoor recreation and education opportunities it offers. $1,436,000
ND Bridge Replacement Structure, Bottineau County This project will construct a bridge crossing over the Mouse River on 90th Street NW in Bottineau County, ND, providing access to the J. Clark Sayler National Wildlife Refuge. The bridge is critical to local transportation, providing access to schools, mail delivery, emergency response vehicles and personnel. $1,242,096
OH Cuyahoga Valley National Park Corridor Improvements This project will relocate a stream along Riverview Road (part of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Scenic Byway) to reduce frequent annual flooding. Addressing the flooding and related road damage will improve access to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Ohio Erie Canalway Scenic Byway and nearby homes. $1,892,000
OK S.H. 47 Resurfacing Project This project will resurface approximately eight miles of S.H. 47 located in the Black Kettle National Grassland. $1,000,000
OK Twin Oaks-Bull Hollow Road Project The project will correct safety issues, such as drainage, signing and parking, to improve access to 45 Cherokee families and the Bull Hollow Community Building, Twin Oaks School and Tribal Trust and Individual Restricted Indian Land. $1,485,792
OR Celilo Park Safe Access, Rest Area and Recreation Improvements This project will contribute to the revitalization of Celilo Park, next to I-84 on the Columbia River in Wasco County, OR. The project includes upgraded rest area and parking facilities. $880,000
OR Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail and: Warren Creek Lindsey Creek State Park Preliminary Engineering. This project will develop construction-ready plans for a 1.5-mile section of Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail. Construction of this trail segment, which will offer bike/pedestrian pathways to those currently using the shoulder on I-84, provides a logical extension of the Historic Highway State Trail between Viento State Park and Warren Creek in Hood River County. Once complete, cyclists and pedestrians will no longer be forced onto the shoulders of I-84. $896,000
OR North Fork Road This project will perform a comprehensive corridor safety analysis to identify and address safety issues on the entire North Fork Road corridor and complete the pavement resurfacing and striping project. In addition, Marion County will upgrade signs, perform curve assessments, install reflective centerline buttons, add needed guardrail at bridge abutments and address roadside hazards and vision issues. $802,600
OR US 26 and OR 35 Mt. Hood Safety and Traveler Information This project will reduce the frequency and severity of automobile crashes on US 26 leading to and from Mt. Hood with the installation of a variable speed limit system and variable message signs. The project will provide real-time weather conditions and camera feeds from the mountain into the Oregon DOT's traveler information website. $1,200,000
PA Flight 93 Memorial Wetlands Pedestrian Bridge The project will construct an 800-foot bridge over the existing wetlands at the memorial, connecting visitor center with the memorial plaza and the crash site near Shanksville. $3,000,000
SC Santee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Ft. Watson Road Primary Public Access Road Safety Improvements This project will improve Ft. Watson Road for those using the primary public entrance road of the NWR. Repairing the road will reduce the chance of accidents and damage to personal property. $430,000
SD Pass Creek Community Road Safety Reconstruction This extension of BIA Route 4 is a three-mile-long safety improvement project that which will reduce the steep grades and the sharp curves, contributing to a safer road. In addition, drainage structures will be replaced and the road widened to provide paved shoulders. This route is critical for students and Tribal members, including senior citizens, seeking medical services, law enforcement, employment centers or other services. $2,000,000
TN Briar Creek Road This highway safety project will improve access to the Cherokee National Forest's Pinnacle Mountain observation tower. $107,310
TX Reconstruct and Widen Park Road 56, Alabama- Coushatta Reservation This project will reconstruct 1.3 miles of PR 56 from US 190, repair the existing two-way double-lane road, and widen the route to provide wider paved shoulders/bike lanes. $950,000
UT SR-14 Landslide Emergency Repair This project will upgrade 11 miles of SR-14, improve access to Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Zion National Park, and restore a creek damaged in a recent massive landslide. This route, currently closed as a result of the damage, is critical for several communities, including Duck Creek Village and Cedar City. $1,554,770
UT Goshute Reservation New Paving With new paving, this project will improve safety on four BIA routes and three parking areas for reservation pedestrians and vehicles. $703,544
UT Utah-US89 Wildlife Crossings Construction This project will construct four under-crossings and 11.5 miles of wildlife fence on both sides of US89 between Kanab, UT, and Page, AZ, to reduce deer-vehicle collisions where deer mortality rates are more than double what they are on other segments of highway. $1,525,000
VT Maple Street Reconstruction Project This project will reconstruct Maple Street, the sole access point to the western shores of the 75-acre North Springfield Lake in Weathersfield, VT, which is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a conservation pool for recreational and wildlife management purposes. $631,090
VA Design for Army Navy Drive Complete Street This project will design upgrades for Army Navy Drive, the key arterial street between the Pentagon, I-395, and the Pentagon City / Crystal City transit-operations. Designed to funnel automobiles on and off I-395, the existing streets are extremely inhospitable to pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users coming from or going to the Pentagon. $496,000
VA Route 1/Fuller Heights Road and Fuller Road Relocation This project will realign and improve the intersection of Route 1 with Fuller Heights and Fuller Roads to create safe and secure access to the main gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico. $1,000,000
WA Engineering Assessment for Access Preservation This project will develop an engineering assessment for the Upper Hoh Road – the only road connecting Scenic Byway US 101 to the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park that was damaged by heavy storms. $200,000
WA Sol Duc River US Forest Service Improvement and Olympic Discovery Trail Access This project will improve road safety by upgrading five miles of existing gravel roads, widening, paving some segments and installing larger stream passage culverts. $980,000
WV Camp 70 Road/Overlook Accessibility Improvement This project will reconstruct a 1.5-mile section of road, construct a 20-vehicle ADA-compliant parking lot, create an overlook with informational and interpretive kiosks, and facilitate trail connections at the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. $480,000
WI Road Upgrades at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) This project will improve road base and gravel surface on two miles of access roads heavily used by NWR visitors. The roads are subject to seasonal flooding and are regularly closed because they are impassable. Upgrading the access roads will enhance recreational experiences for NWR visitors, as well as the effectiveness of management of the resources. $90,000
WY Beartooth Highway Project This project will reconstruct 1.3 miles on the Beartooth Highway to accommodate vehicular and bicycle use. $5,500,000
Updated: 06/27/2017
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