Transportation Needs Beyond the Capacity of the Core Program
Mega-projects include nationally significant transportation facilities that have become functionally obsolete or have exceeded their design life and require large investments to bring them back to good condition. These investments are beyond the capacity of the Federal Lands Transportation Program's (FLTP) annual allocation. Most of the FLTP funds are used for “transportation asset management” – that is, to pay for the work required to keep existing roads, bridges and tunnels in good condition.
The minimum cost of a mega-project is $20 million. The benefits of improving the NPS aging transportation infrastructure is far reaching and opportunities to rehabilitate and modernize large park transportation facilities will require partnering with stakeholders and engaging the State Departments of Transportation.
You can download a list of current mega-projects by NPS region here.