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The '''Indian Reservation Roads Program''' (IRR) is part of the [[Bureau of Indian Affairs]] (BIA) and is meant to meet the transportation needs of [[Native Americans in the United States]], [[List of Native American Tribal Entities|Native American Tribes]] and [[Alaska Natives]].<ref name="BIA Road">http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/irr/</ref> These roads, also known as '''BIA Roads''' are given to tribes by providing funds for planning, designing, construction, and maintenance activities.<ref name="BIA Road" />
 
The program is jointly administered by the [[Federal Lands Highway Program]] and the BIA.<ref name="BIA Road" /> These roads are public that provide access to and within [[Indian reservations]], [[Indian trust land]], [[restricted Indian land]], and [[Alaska native villages]].<ref name="BIA Road" /> Approximately 2529,000 miles are under the jurisdiction of BIA and tribes and another 2473,000 are under State and local ownership.<ref name=irr>{{cite web|title=Indian Reservation Roads Inventory (IRR)|url=http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/Transportation/IRR/index.htm|publisher=Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs|accessdate=17 July 2012}}</ref>
 
The authorizing legislation is the highway authorization act (currently the Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU)) and codified in Title 23 U.S.C. and 25 C.F.R. Part 170.<ref name=irr />
 
The IRR program funds can be used for any type of Title 23 transportation project providing access to or within Federal or Indian lands and may be used for the State/local matching share for apportioned Federal-aid Highway Funds.<ref name=irr />
 
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