Project Delivery Plan
See the details of our 2023 updated Project Delivery Plan and how it shapes transportation across the state.
The 2023 update to the Project Delivery Plan represents a snapshot as of July 1, 2023, of the project specific plan for work to be delivered by the department for state fiscal years 2024 through 2029. The update includes the following general assumptions and concepts:
- Aligns with legislative direction provided in the 2023 Transportation budget (ESHB 1125) that passed on May 16, 2023.
- Basis for WSDOT's 2024 Supplemental Budget Submittal.
- Provides Intent for Delivery.
The Legislature passed the 2023 Transportation Budget (ESHB 1125) with the Governor's signature on May 16, 2023. The biennial budget includes significant investments to support the continuation of the Connecting Washington and Move Ahead Washington revenue packages, over $1 billion for the agency to continue work to meet fish barrier injunction requirements by 2030, investments in the state ferry system, and investments to support statewide transit options, transit grants, grant and incentive programs for electric vehicle infrastructure, and projects to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
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 2023 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.