WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced yesterday that three national parks will receive $123,572,000 in grants as part of the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program.
The National Park Service will use the funding to repair, elevate and construct small bridges across a 6.5-mile section of US-41/Tamiami Trail at Everglades National Park; rehabilitate and restore a section of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi and Alabama; and reconstruct and upgrade several miles of road near the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

“These grants will help modernize our aging transportation infrastructure, address a significant amount of our maintenance backlog, and improve overall visitor experience and access to our national parks,” National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith said. “Our more than 5,500 miles of paved roads bring in more than 300 million visitors annually, and it is a top priority to maintain and improve them.”

The NSFLTP Program was established under the Fix America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to address nationally significant projects within, adjacent to, or accessing federal and tribal lands. Candidate projects must be at least $25 million, sponsored by a federal land management agency or tribe, and contribute at least 10% of costs from non-USDOT program funds.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 419 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov, and on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube @nationalparkservice. #FindYourPark
 
Tags: megaprojects transporation federal lands transportation program Infrastructure maintenance backlog deferred maintenance
 
 News Release Date: June 6, 2019 

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