Project Lists for 2018-2027 STIP
  • Projects that are included for funding in the Draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program can be found at this link.
  • Projects included in the current State Transportation Improvement Program that have schedule changes in the Draft 2018-2027 STIP can be found at this link.
  • Scores for projects evaluated for funding in the Draft STIP are available in an interactive Microsoft Excel spreadsheet that can be found at this link.
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Description

The N.C. Department of Transportation's transportation plan – called the State Transportation Improvement Program – identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects at the state level over a 10-year period. Although federal law requires the plan to be updated every four years, the department proactively updates it every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state's current financial situation.

The Strategic Transportation Investments law also mandates ongoing evaluation and improvement to ensure the process continues to be responsive to North Carolina's diverse needs. This is accomplished through what is known as a "prioritization work group," which is primarily comprised of professional engineers and transportation planners.

The data-driven process to update the State Transportation Improvement Program for 2018-2027 – called strategic prioritization – began in fall 2015 when NCDOT and local planning organizations gathered public feedback on projects and later submitted projects to be evaluated – or scored – for the plan.

Development Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Call for projects to be evaluated for
2018-2027 State Transportation
Improvement Program
Fall 2015
Statewide-level project list released May 2016
Public comment period June 20 to July 22, 2016
Regional-level project list released Aug. 24, 2016
Public comment period Oct. 24 to Nov. 7, 2016
Division-level project list released Dec. 13, 2016
Draft 2018-2027 Statewide
Transportation Improvement
Program released
Jan. 4, 2017
Public comment period Spring 2017 (dates to be announced)
2018-2027 Statewide Transportation
Improvement Program approved
June 2017

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Latest Information

On Jan. 5, 2017, NCDOT released the draft of the 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program. Projects in the draft plan were determined based on strategic prioritization at the statewide, regional and division levels – the three categories in which NCDOT distributes funding – public feedback and other factors. Those factors include the completion of environmental studies and engineering plans, corridor spending caps and federal and state funding restrictions.

Details about the draft 10-year plan are listed below in the "Highlights" section. Details about projects funded under the current STIP that have changed in the draft STIP can be found here.

Next Steps

Now that the draft plan has been released, NCDOT will hold a public comment period this spring to seek input on the document. The Board of Transportation is expected to approve the Final 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program in June 2017.

Highlights

The Draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program is made up of 1,421 projects, including 298 non-highway projects (e.g. aviation, public transit, rail, etc.), in every county across the state.

Also included are 376 interstate maintenance and bridge projects and 61 safety projects that are prioritized under what is called "alternate criteria." Alternate criteria projects undergo a separate prioritization process.

Below is a breakdown of the number of projects by transportation and funding categories:

Statewide
Mobility
Regional
Impact
Division
Needs
Total
Projects
Projects Scored Using Strategic Prioritization
Highway 101 238 347 686
Aviation 12 9 61 82
Bicycle/Pedestrian 151 151
Ferry 5 5
Public Transit 14 13 27
Rail 7 20 6 33
Projects Scored Using Alternate Criteria
Interstate Maintenance 130 130
Bridges 19 24 203 246
Safety Projects 18 24 19 61
Grand Totals 287 329 805 1,421

Projects Map

The interactive map below shows all projects included in the draft 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program.


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