About the Office of Federal Lands Highway

The Office of Federal Lands Highway (FLH), of the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) was established to promote effective, efficient, and reliable administration for a coordinated program of public roads and bridges; to protect and enhance our Nation's natural resources; and to provide needed transportation access for Native Americans. Our primary purpose is to provide financial resources and technical assistance for a coordinated program of public roads that service the transportation needs of Federal and Indian lands. The FLH currently provides transportation engineering and related services in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

FLH is relied upon by Federal Land Management Agency Partners such as: the National Park Service (NPS); USDA Forest Service (Forest Service); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS); Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Tribal Governments; Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Department of Defense (DOD); U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); and Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to solve and manage unique challenges that are wide-ranging in environment, geography and complexity, through engineering solutions that are sensitive to the context of the land. FLH is uniquely enabled and entrusted to administer many different types of funds to facilitate transportation improvements for our many Partners.

We are often confronted by unique terrain, challenging work restrictions, and uncompromising deadlines. Whether it is building highly visible and political projects, constructing roads that are national landmarks, or providing critical access on low-volume transportation facilities, FLH is at the forefront of consistently delivering distinct and sound engineering projects.

FLH consists of a Headquarters Office in Washington, District of Columbia and 3 field Division Offices: Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division in Sterling, Virginia; Central Federal Lands Highway Division in Lakewood, Colorado; and Western Federal Lands Highway Division in Vancouver, Washington.

Map of USA showing FLH divisions/regions

The program and our role continue to expand and include more Federal partners and road networks. FLH expertise and credibility has grown to deliver a wider variety of transportation projects and improvements nationwide.


To be the partner of choice to Federal Lands Management Agencies and Tribes. We will implement innovative transportation solutions that provide access to and through public lands.


Improving transportation to and within Federal and Tribal Lands by providing technical services to the highway/transportation community, as well as building accessible and scenic roads that ensure the many national treasures, within our Federal Lands, can be enjoyed by all.