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Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO)

Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) works closely with county, State, and Federal Land Management Agencies to repair and restore Federally-owned roads damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic failures. The area covered includes 33 eastern states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. For the USDA Forest Service, the EFLHD service area covers the same eastern states plus Oklahoma and Texas.

The ERFO program was established in July 1977 and is authorized under Title 23, United States Code (USC) Section 125(e). The ERFO mission is to provide funding and engineering services to restore access to public lands. The categories of roads eligible for ERFO funding are as follows: Forest Highways, Forest Development Roads, Park Roads and Parkways, Indian Reservation Roads, Public Lands Highways, Refuge Roads, Military Installation Roads, Corps Recreation Roads, Bureau of Reclamation Roads, and Bureau of Land Management Roads.

2015 ERFO Disaster Assistance Manual

Click here to download 2015 ERFO Manual.

Damage Survey Report (DSR) and Betterments Examples

Emergency Information Nationwide

Before submitting the formal Notice of Intent letter please call or email:

J. “Eric” Wright
ERFO Coordinator
EFLHD-FHWA
Desk: (571)434-1547
Cell: (703) 946-8181
John.Wright@dot.gov

Page last updated: January 27, 2015