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.
|Project submissions||October 2019-July 31, 2020|
Quantitative scores for all projects released||
End of May 2021|
|Draft list of funded Statewide Mobility projects released||End of May 2021|
|Regional Impact Local Input Point assignment window (including public comment)||June - August 2021|
|Draft list of funded Regional Impact projects released||End of October 2021|
|Division Needs Local Input Point assignment window (including public comment)||November 2021 - January 2022|
|Draft 2023-2032 STIP released||May 2022|
|Draft STIP public comment period||Summer 2022|
*Future dates are preliminary and subject to change