Nancy Huntley, Highways and Local Programs, 360-705-7378
OLYMPIA – Want to see what future transportation improvement projects are in store for communities across the state? Then check out Washington’s final draft of the 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The Washington State Department of Transportation is now accepting public comment on the draft STIP which includes more than 1,000 transportation improvement projects across the state. WSDOT developed the list of projects in coordination with the metropolitan and regional transportation planning organizations to ensure that the projects are consistent with local, regional and state plans.
The 2014-17 STIP includes improvement projects utilizing $1.8 billion in federal funds. Projects include pavement overlays, roadway widening, bridge replacement or repair, signal systems, safety enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit facilities.
The 30-day public comment period is the final step in the process of adopting the STIP. Comments will be accepted on the plan between Nov. 18 and Dec. 17. Any comments received will be sent to the respective local planning organization for their consideration.
Comments may be submitted by email or mail to: Nancy Huntley, P.O. Box 47390, Olympia, WA 98504-7390. They can also be submitted by fax at 360-705-6822.
About the STIP
The STIP is a statewide financially constrained prioritized program of transportation-related projects for Washington. It covers four years, and must be consistent with the long-range statewide transportation plan, metropolitan transportation plans, and regional transportation improvement programs. The STIP is required for projects to be authorized for federal funding.