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.
|Data scores and Statewide Mobility project list released||March 2021|
Public comment period on Regional Impact projects||
|Public comment period on Division Needs projects||Fall 2021|
|2023-2032 initial draft STIP released||February 2022|
*Future dates are preliminary and subject to change