Understanding that character, respecting it, and then building a road in an environmentally sustainable way defines the work of the FLHP and its partners.
The following seven vignettes capture the spirit of the FLHP and demonstrate the magnitude of some recent projects.
On Annette Island in southeastern Alaska, the FLHP played a vital role in jumpstarting a project that had languished since World War II.
In 1997, at the renewed behest of the community, BIA and DoD sought help from the FLHP.
FLHP offers numerous solutions to address or circumvent these types of problems.
FLHP engineers use nondestructive evaluation methods to provide insight into what previously might only be assumed.
FLHP remains instrumental in delivering projects by working with other agencies and FHWA offices to find engineering solutions to the challenges posed by nature.
Ultimately, the FLHP supports government-to-government collaboration and enables FHWA to help fulfill the Federal Government's trust responsibilities with tribal governments.
In this issue of PUBLIC Roads, the article titled "Accessing America's Treasures" celebrates the 25th anniversary of the FLHP.
The FLHP vision is to "create the best transportation system in balance with the values of Federal and tribal lands.
With those funds, the FLHP and its partner agencies supported the repair of many of the early roads, built new roads to serve the increasingly diverse transportation needs of the public, and implemented new programs that ensure the protection of natural resources while providing public access to recreational sites and scenic vistas.
The FLHP serves the traveling public through the innovations it brings to highway design and construction.