ARC’s Access Road Program links the Region’s businesses, communities, and residents to the Appalachian Development Highway System and other key parts of the Region’s transportation network. The program offers a flexible approach to meet local needs and provide a financing mechanism to support a variety of economic development opportunities throughout the Region. Every year, ARC supports local access road projects which serve industrial and commercial areas, residential developments, recreational areas, and educational areas. Local access road funds may also be used for preliminary engineering, right-of-way and/or construction. As of 2020, ARC invested in over 1,036 miles of local access road projects.