What is the six-year plan?
The six-year plan is a long-range highway construction project delivery plan. It aligns with Legislative direction provided in the last legislatively approved budget and communicates WSDOT's intentions for specific investments in all the transportation infrastructure modes administered by the Department for state fiscal years 2017 through 2022.
How does the six-year plan help shape transportation in Washington?
It meets the Federal Highway Administration's requirement for states to program four years of projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and includes all projects funded by the State Legislature. The plan is updated annually to ensure that budget changes on projects match up with enacted budgets.
What are the benefits of the six-year plan?
- By identifying six years of projects, we have better coordination and planning between WSDOT and local governments.
- The plan prioritizes where project funds will be spent first; this allows us to use any extra savings or new revenue on projects that are ready to be built.
- In addition, WSDOT commits, or obligates, the federal funding for the Six Year Plan. This qualifies Washington to receive federal funds that are redistributed annually when other states to not obligate all their funds.
What does the six-year prioritized project list look like?