Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) / SPOT Prioritization

Strategic Transportation Investment (STI) Priorities for the Winston-Salem Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

The NC Department of Transportation's transportation plan, called the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), identifies the construction funding and scheduling for transportation projects at the state level over a 10 year period. Although federal law requires the plan to be updated every four years, the State's transportation department proactively updates it every two years to ensure it accurately reflects the state's current financial situation.

The data-driven process to update the State Transportation Improvement Program, called strategic prioritization, begins when the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and local planning organizations gathered public feedback on projects and later submitted projects to be evaluated, or scored, for the plan.

Draft Plan

On January 5, 2017, NCDOT released the draft of the 2018 to 2027 STIP. Projects in the draft plan were determined based on strategic prioritization at the statewide, regional and divisional levels, public feedback and other factors. Those factors include the completion of environmental studies and engineering plans, corridor spending caps and federal and state funding restrictions. Projects are currently being evaluated and reviewed for inclusion into the 2020 to 2029 STIP through Prioritization 5.0.

Additional Information

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Garvin, Transportation Engineer.

WSMPO P5.0 Documentation