Project delivery plan

See the details of our 2021 project delivery plan and how it shapes transportation across the state.

The 2021 update to the Project Delivery Plan represents a snapshot as of July 1, 2021 of the project specific plan for work to be delivered by the Department for state fiscal years 2022 through 2027. The update includes the following general assumptions and concepts:

  • Aligns with Legislative direction provided in the 2021 Transportation budget (SSB 5165) passed on May 18, 2021. 
  • Basis for WSDOT's 2022 Supplemental Budget Submittal.
  • Provides Intent for Delivery.
  • Includes over-programming the Roadway Preservation (P1) Program.

The legislature passed the 2021 Transportation Budget (SSB 5165) with the Governor's signature on May 18th, 2021. This budget adjusts the spending for the remaining 19-21 biennium to anticipated spending levels and for the 2021-23 budget provides additional fish funding investment. It does not address cost increases for the Connecting Washington revenue package projects that were identified in the 2021 Governor's budget proposal and also did not include the additional preservation funding.

Shaping transportation in Washington

The project delivery plan 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.

Benefits of the 2021 Project Delivery 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 Delivery Plan. This qualifies Washington to receive federal funds that are redistributed annually when other states do not obligate all their funds.

What does the 2021 Project Delivery Plan look like?

8,683 animals crossed the Snoqualmie Pass East Project area

as recorded by WSDOT and partners in 2020 and 2021.

46% increase in Amtrak Cascades ridership to 251,000 passengers

in 2021 compared to 172,000 in 2020.

Nine wetland and stream mitigation sites across 32.7 acres added

to our monitoring program in 2021 to help offset climate change impacts.