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Step 2: Programming

The needs identified in the planning stage of the project development process are then evaluated using a data-driven scoring process to help prioritize funding and, ultimately, construction for transportation projects. Each proposed project is reviewed, ranked and scored based on specific criteria – such as safety, congestion relief and benefit-cost.

The N.C. Department of Transportation then uses the scores and rankings – as well as other factors – to determine which projects will be funded in NCDOT's 10-year State Transportation Improvement Program and then "programs" projects' development, design and construction schedules, based on available funding. The plan is updated every two years to be sure that it accurately reflects the state's current financial situation.

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