The N.C. Department of Transportation's transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – identifies the construction funding and schedule for state transportation projects over a 10-year period. NCDOT
updates the STIP approximately every two years.
Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law also mandates ongoing evaluation and improvement to ensure that the process responds to North Carolina's diverse needs. This is accomplished by a prioritization work group consisting primarily of professional engineers and transportation planners.
The data-driven process to update the STIP is called
Strategic Prioritization. The current cycle to update the STIP for the years 2023-2032 is called Prioritization 6.0 or P6.0. It will start in fall 2019 when NCDOT divisions and local planning organizations gather public feedback on projects, which will then be submitted for evaluation and scoring.
NCDOT wants to hear from community members about what projects they would like to see included in the next NCDOT 10-year transportation plan for 2023-2032. In the coming weeks, each of NCDOT’s 14 Divisions will submit their new project proposals, which will compete with other transportation improvements across the state for funding in the development of the 2023-2032 STIP.
Go to Public Involvement
|Project submissions||October 2019-May 1, 2020|
Quantitative scores for all projects released||
End of February 2021|
|Draft list of funded Statewide Mobility projects released||End of February 2021|
|Regional Impact Local Input Point assignment window (including public comment)||March 1 – May 28, 2021|
|Draft list of funded Regional Impact projects released||End of July 2021|
|Division Needs Local Input Point assignment window (including public comment)||Aug. 2 – Oct. 29, 2021|
|Draft 2023-2032 STIP released||February 2022|
|Draft STIP public comment period||Spring 2022|
*Future dates are preliminary and subject to change