The North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to hear from community members about transportation projects that they think should be top priorities in the next version of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – the 10-year plan that identifies funding for and schedules construction of transportation projects across the state.

In the coming weeks, each of the NCDOT's 14 transportation divisions will submit their new transportation project proposals, which will compete with other transportation improvements across the state for funding in the development of the 2018-2027 STIP.

Each division has compiled a list of new transportation improvements determined to be the most needed and is asking area residents for their input on these projects during a 30-day public comment period, which runs from Oct. 1, 2015, until Nov. 2, 2015.

The new projects that are submitted will be scored along with projects that have previously been scored, but are not funded in the current STIP.

Division Map

Each NCDOT division includes several counties. To find the division you live in, move your mouse over the area where you live until you see your county’s name appear.

Details about your division’s public meeting are available below under Meeting Information.

How to Provide Input

Local residents can attend the open house in their division (dates and times are listed below under Meeting Information) to get more information and to provide feedback regarding project submittals.

A list of proposed project submittals by the division can be viewed below under Meeting Information.

Residents can also submit their own proposals for projects, which can be as large-scale as an interstate improvement or as small as a new turn lane or intersection improvement. Proposals can be for any mode of transportation, including public transit, bicycle/pedestrian, ferry, aviation and rail.

Residents can drop in anytime during the meeting hours but do not have to attend the open houses to provide their input. Written comments can be submitted via email, mail or by phone (Contact information for each division is listed under Meeting Information).

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 2.

Local planning organizations across the state also submit a list of projects to be scored. For information about those projects, contact the local Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Rural Planning Organization (RPO). A directory of MPOs is available here, and an RPO directory is available here.

Please note that these meetings are not for maintenance-related projects such as patching potholes, resurfacing or ditches. NCDOT uses a different method to prioritize these type of projects.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact the division contact for the meeting they plan to attend as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Meeting Information