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Share your thoughts online using NCDOT's interactive portal, MetroQuest. Select priorities, projects and comment on local points assignments.

Provide your input by clicking below on the "Share Your Thoughts" link for the relevant division.

Not interested in using MetroQuest? Comments can also be submitted online, over the phone or via mail. More details below.

Description

The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) identifies the construction funding for and scheduling of transportation projects at the state level over a 10-year period. Although federal law requires the STIP to be updated every four years, the N.C. Department of Transportation 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 the prioritization work group, which is primarily comprised of professional engineers and transportation planners.

The data-driven process to update the STIP – called strategic prioritization – began in fall 2015 when NCDOT and local planning organizations asked for public feedback on and later submitted projects to be evaluated for the 2018-2027 STIP.

Latest Information

NCDOT has released the preliminary scores for projects it evaluated for the 2018-2027 STIP. The scoring is based on criteria established in the STI law. The preliminary scoring includes the projects that are anticipated to be funded at the statewide mobility level – one of three categories in which NCDOT distributes funding.

Strategic mobility projects are scored 100 percent based on data and receive 40 percent of available revenue.

Projects that were evaluated and received a preliminary score include:

  • Projects in the last five years of the 2016-2025 STIP (the current STIP) – these projects are in the developmental stages. (Projects in the first five years of the STIP are committed for funding and are not subject to being reprioritized.)
  • Projects submitted as part of the development of the 2016-2025 STIP but were not funded.
  • New projects that local planning organizations and NCDOT division submitted in fall 2015.

Releasing all project scores together helps local planning organizations and local NCDOT divisions make decisions on how to rank projects at the regional and division levels. Projects that did not score high enough to be funded in the statewide category can be considered and potentially funded at either the regional or division category. Projects in these categories are scored and ranked based on data as well as local input.

A map showing committed projects and the draft statewide mobility projects can be viewed below or can be found here.



Next Steps

From April 18 to July 29, NCDOT's 14 local transportation divisions – as well as metropolitan and regional planning organizations – will each hold public meetings on how they propose to rank local priorities, which involves assigning what are called "local input points." Each group has established clear methodologies in determining how to assign local input points as required by law.

Based on feedback from the public meetings, the three groups separately will assign local input points to projects at the regional level. NCDOT will then combine the local input points assigned by each group to generate the total score for each project. Total scores for regional projects are scheduled to be released in summer 2016.

A similar process will then take place later this summer for division-level projects.

Once all project scores are finalized, the top-scoring projects will be scheduled based on available funding and other factors. These factors include the completion of environmental studies and engineering plans, corridor spending caps, and federal and state funding restrictions.

This information will then be used to create the next STIP for the years 2018-2027.

NCDOT will circulate a draft of the STIP for public comment beginning in January 2017. The final STIP is expected to be adopted by the N.C. Board of Transportation in June 2017.

Get Involved

During a public comment period that runs June 20, 2016, until July 22, 2016, each of NCDOT's 14 local transportation divisions will host an informal public meeting to present proposed projects and to get public input. (These meetings are not for maintenance-related projects such as patching potholes, resurfacing or ditches.)

Comments can also be submitted online using NCDOT's interactive portal, Metroquest, as well as over the phone or via mail using this form.

All comments must be received by 5 p.m. on July 22.

Note: Local planning organizations across the state also submit a list of projects to be scored. For information about those projects, contact the local metropolitan planning organization or rural planning organization.

Information about each division's public meeting is available below. To find your division, move your mouse over the map area where you live until you see your county's name appear.


Division Date & Time Location* Contact Information Interactive Survey
Division 1 Wednesday, June 22
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 1 Office
113 Airport Drive
Edenton, NC 27932
Gretchen Byrum
(252) 482-1879
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Division 2 Thursday, July 7
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Craven Community College
Naumann Community Room (115)
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Jeff Cabaniss
(252) 439-2800
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Division 3 Wednesday, July 6
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 3 Office
5504 Barbados Blvd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
Patrick Riddle
(910) 341-2000
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Division 4 Wednesday, June 29
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 4 Office
509 Ward Blvd.
Wilson, NC 27895
James Eatmon
(252) 237-6164
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Division 5 Thursday, June 30
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 5 Office
2612 N. Duke St.
Durham, NC 27704
David Keilson
(919) 220-4600
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Division 6 Monday, June 20
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 6 Office
558 Gillespie St.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Joe Bailey
(919) 486-1493
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Division 7 Monday, June 20
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 7 Office
1584 Yanceyville St.
Greensboro, NC 27415
Ed Lewis
(336) 487-0000
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Division 8 Monday, June 27
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Division Traffic Services Office
150 DOT Drive
Carthage, NC 28327
Darius Sturdivant
(919) 944-2344, ext. 232
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Division 9 Tuesday, July 12
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 9 Office
375 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Diane Hampton
(336) 747-7800
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Division 10 Tuesday, July 12
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Stanly Commons
Commissioner's Meeting Room
1000 N. First St.
Albemarle, NC 28001
Stuart Basham
(704) 845-1151
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Division 11 Tuesday, June 21
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
NCDOT Division 11 Office
801 Statesville Road
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Dean Ledbetter
(336) 667-9111
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Division 12 Thursday, June 23
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
James W. Warren Citizens
Center Auditorium
115 W. Main St.
Lincolnton, NC, 28092
Anil Panicker
(704) 480-9020
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Division 13 Wednesday, July 13
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Lake Tomahawk Park
401 Laurel Circle Drive
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Kristina Solberg
(828) 251-6171, ext. 229
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Division 14 Monday, July 11
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.



Thursday, July 14
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Henderson County Government
Annex Building
100 N. King St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Macon County Community Building
Multipurpose Room
1288 Georgia Road
Franklin, NC 28734
Wanda Austin
(828) 586-2141
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* NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for anyone requiring special services to participate in a meeting. For accommodations, please notify the division contact as early as possible.