Starting June 4 and ending July 9, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will open up its 10-year State Transportation Improvement Program to public commentary to help the agency identify project priority and scheduling.
NCDOT said it combines data and "local input" to determine which projects will get built, using a formula established in the Strategic Transportation Investments law to focus funding on projects that will reduce congestion, improve safety and promote economic growth.
During its month-long comment period the agency said it will collect feedback at public meetings, online, by phone or in writing.
Back in April, NCDOT noted that it released data scores for more than 2,100 transportation improvement projects across the Tar Heel state, in the first round of an evaluation process to determine which projects will be scheduled for construction – identifying 77 high-scoring statewide mobility projects slated for funding over the next decade.
After the public comment period ends on July 9, NCDOT said it will combine the data scores and local input to produce the" total project scores," with a draft list of the top-scoring regional impact projects scheduled to be compiled and released in August. Once all project scores are finalized, the top-scoring projects will be programmed for construction based on available funding, the agency noted.
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