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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 [[American Indians in the United States]], [[List of Native American Tribal Entities|American Indian tribes]], and [[Alaska Natives]].<ref name="BIA Road">[http://flh.fhwa.dot.gov/programs/irr/ FLH > Programs > Indian Reservation Roads (IRR)<!-- Bot generated title -->]</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 29,000 miles{{convert|29000|mi|km}} are under the jurisdiction of BIA and tribes and another 73,000{{convert|73000|mi|km}} 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 />