North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is asking for input on plans to spend billions on transportation from 2024 to 2033.
NCDOT will be accepting feedback until Oct. 28. Comments can be submitted online.
The current State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) includes almost 4,000 construction projects ranging from repaving to redevelopment and building entire new freeways and runway at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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 the current prioritization cycle would be halted and the 2024-2033 STIP would be developed using existing projects only.
The total cost of all projects in the proposed STIP is over $37 billion.
STIP is now in a document that allows project searches geography, transportation type and project numbers.
For more information including an interactive map, visit www.ncdot.gov/initiatives-policies/Transportation/stip/development/.
The state Board of Transportation is expected to approve the 2024-2033 STIP next spring.