Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS)
The Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) is a system of designated corridors and roadways within the 13 States that make up the Appalachian Region. The ADHS Program is aimed at timely completion of the designated ADHS. The ADHS was created by the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965. Its purpose was to provide a system of development highways and access roads which would contribute to economic development opportunities in the Appalachian regions of 13 States --Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The ADHS program is jointly administered by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the FHWA.
Guidance and Information
- FAST Act Appalachian Development Highway System Q&A's (03/03/2016)
- Guide to Federal-aid Programs and Projects: Appalachian Development Program (.pdf) (4/14/2016)
- 23 CFR 633(B) Appalachian Contracts - Required Contract Provisions (10/02/1987)
- For more information on the ADHS and other programs of the Appalachian Regional Commission, go to http://www.arc.gov/