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State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In September 2019, the N.C. Board of Transportation adopted the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which identified transportation projects intended to receive funding from 2020 to 2029. It was the third STIP developed under the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law passed in June 2013. This landmark legislation elevates the use of transportation criteria and the input of local communities to determine project priorities and directs the use of dollars for transportation projects.

Unfortunately, due to rising costs for projects, little to no funding was 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.

North Carolina’s STIP covers a 10 year period, with the first six years referred to as the delivery STIP and the latter four years as the developmental STIP.

Strategic Transportation Prioritization (SPOT)

Find the Foothills RPO SPOT archive here.