RALEIGH — State transportation officials want to hear from the public on what regional and local transportation projects should be top priorities in the next version of the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) — the 10-year plan that identifies funding for projects and schedules them for construction. Data and local input are used to determine which projects get built based on a funding formula championed by Governor Pat McCrory to reduce congestion, increase safety and promote economic growth.
During a public comment period that runs June 20 until July 22, each of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (DOT) 14 local transportation divisions will host an informal public meeting to present proposed projects and to receive feedback.
Division Five, which includes Wake, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Vance, Warren and Person counties, held its meeting Thursday, June 30.
Comments may be submitted online through an interactive survey, by calling Division Five Planning Engineer David Keilson at 919-220-4600, or by mail at the Division office at 2612 North Duke St., Durham,NC, 27704. The interactive survey is available on the DOT website here.
Following the comment period, the division will carefully consider the public input while determining its final project rankings.