The N.C. Department of Transportation's transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) – identifies the construction funding and schedule for projects over a 10-year period. NCDOT updates the STIP approximately every two years.
Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law mandates ongoing evaluation and improvement to ensure the process responds to North Carolina's diverse needs. This is accomplished by a Prioritization Workgroup consisting of NCDOT, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)/rural planning organizations (RPOs) and other transportation professionals. The data-driven process to update the STIP is called Strategic Prioritization.
The cycle to update the STIP for 2024-2033 began in fall 2019. Due to rising costs for projects funded in the currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP, little to no funding is projected to be available for new projects in the next STIP. Therefore, on Aug. 4, 2021, the Prioritization Workgroup and the N.C. Board of Transportation decided that the current prioritization cycle would be halted and the 2024-2033 STIP would be developed using existing projects from the currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP.
The initial Draft 2024-2033 STIP is available below. After coordination with partners and public input, the revised Draft STIP will be developed and released.
|Initial Draft 2024-2033 STIP released||Spring 2022|
Public comment period||
|MPOs/RPOs/NCDOT coordination||Summer/Fall 2022|
|Revised Draft 2024-2033 STIP released||Winter 2022|
|Public comment period||Winter/Spring 2023|
|2024-2033 STIP approved by Board of Transportation||Summer 2023|
*Future dates are preliminary and subject to change