The State Board of Transportation today approved the 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is North Carolina’s transportation plan for the next 10 years. The plan includes 1,367 projects across all 100 counties and modes of transportation.
A breakdown of project categories and other specifics about the plan can be found here.
“This document is the result of close collaboration with our local planning partners, who identify and set the transportation priorities in their communities,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon. “This is a testament to the team’s hard work to find every possible way to increase the number of projects we’re delivering.”
After the draft plan was released in January, department staff identified ways to accelerate about 350 projects already in the STIP. These efforts, along with an updated revenue forecast, allowed NCDOT to add 144 projects to the plan.
“This is a comprehensive plan that we can be proud of,” said Board of Transportation Chair Mike Fox. “I applaud the efforts of Secretary Trogdon and the entire team to expedite these projects to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure and further support jobs and economic growth.”
Although federal law requires the plan to be updated every four years, NCDOT proactively updates it every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state’s current financial situation.
The plan is developed though a process that uses a combination of data-based criteria and local input to prioritize projects for funding on the statewide, regional and local levels. See an interactive map of the state projects here.
View a list of projects for Division 11, which includes Avery, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties, here.