OLYMPIA, WASH. — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) posted online for public review and comment the final draft of the 2013-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), a listing of federally funded projects, as well as regionally significant state and local transportation projects. WSDOT developed the project list in coordination with statewide metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations to ensure that the projects are consistent with local, regional and state plans.
More than 1,000 statewide transportation improvement projects utilizing $2 billion in federal funds are included in the 2013-16 STIP. Improvement projects include pavement overlays, roadway widening, bridge replacement or repair, signal systems, safety enhancements, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and transit facilities.
Projects included in the STIP are funded by a combination of federal, state and local sources. Federal-aid projects must be included in the STIP before Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.
A new four-year STIP is created every year, and several projects may carry over as they move from design, to permitting and finally, to construction. The current 2013-16 STIP can be viewed online at www.wsdot.wa.gov/LocalPrograms/ProgramMgmt/STIP.htm.