Washington State's Multimodal Four-Year Program of Transportation Projects Available for Review
OLYMPIA, WA For those who want to know what transportation projects are in store for their community, now is the time to find out. The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a statewide listing of upcoming local and state transportation improvement projects scheduled in the next four years.
WSDOT is asking for public review and comment on the draft of the 2018-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.
The online program of projects have been identified through state, metropolitan, regional, tribal and local planning processes, and are the highest priority for the available funding to preserve and improve the state's transportation network.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program is a multimodal, four-year, fiscally constrained, prioritized program of transportation projects compiled from local transportation programs, metropolitan and regional transportation improvement programs. Federally funded projects must be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program before the Federal Highway Administration or Federal Transit Administration can authorize the expenditure of federal funds.
More than 1,400 statewide transportation improvement projects using $3.5 billion in federal funds are included in the 2018-21 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. The projects include state, tribal and local roadway, bridge, safety, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation (transit) improvements, funded with revenues from federal, state, tribal and local sources.
The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program is developed annually by WSDOT in coordination with statewide metropolitan and rural transportation planning organizations. This collaborative effort ensures that projects are consistent with local, regional and state long-range plans. Several projects may carry over as they move from design, to permitting and, finally, to construction. Some county projects are not included in the draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program because state law requires counties to complete their transportation programs by the end of the year; those projects are amended into the final Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.