The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is now accepting feedback on its capital improvement program for state and federally-funded projects, the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
The draft STIP is a list of projects compiled by ODOT staff, that will begin in 2021 with the approval of the Oregon Transportation Commission, the rulemaking body for ODOT. Projects will continue through 2024.
STIP investments include four major types of projects:
- Fix-it Programs: Programs focused on fixing or preserving Oregon’s transportation system, including bridges, culverts, pavement, traffic signals, and other system-wide needs.
- Enhance Programs: Programs focused on improvements or expansion of the state’s transportation system.
- Safety Programs: Programs aimed at reducing fatalities or injuries on the road.
- Non-highway Programs: Programs focused on pedestrian, bicyclist, and public transportation projects.
ODOT has created an online portal with information about the draft STIP, an interactive map with project information, and the opportunity for the public to provide feedback on projects.
ODOT is seeking information on project impact, interest in projects, and general concerns. The comment period ends April 10.
For more information, contact Tom Fuller.
Contributed by: Megan Chuinard | Public Affairs Associate