English French German Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish

NCDOT Prioritization


Prioritization is NCDOT’s decision making tool for developing the  Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming ten-year work program. The current round is known as Prioritization 5.0 (or P5.0), and will develop the 2020-2029 TIP. CRTPO is involved in the nomination of projects for scoring by NCDOT, and the application of local input points based upon its methodology.  The NCDOT-Strategic Prioritization Office of Transportation (SPOT) leads this process by providing oversight to MPOs, RPOs and Divisions throughout the state as well as scoring the projects.

Local Input Points from MPOs and NCDOT Divisions contribute to the final project scores for Regional Impact and Division Needs tier projects under P5.0 – (see STI legislation for more details). Projects with higher final scores have a greater chance of being programmed into the TIP based upon the STI legislation.
CRTPO is eligible for allocating the following amount of local input points:

  • 2,500 for Regional Impact category projects
  • 2,500 for Division Needs category projects

Projects of all modes, including highway, bicycle/pedestrian, transit, and others are scored based on a combination of quantitative data and local input.  The quantitative evaluation consists of criteria such as congestion and safety, and analyzing project benefits compared to cost, as well as expected economic impacts.  Local input comes from the priorities of the local Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and NCDOT Division Offices. 





Additional information can be found on NCDOT’s Strategic Transportation Investments webpage









Quantitative scores, maps, and local input point assignments can be viewed for CRTPO’s P5.0 projects below.

  P5.0 Quantitative
Local Input
Point Assignment
Statewide Mobility Projects: Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Regional Impact Projects:      
Division Needs Highway Projects:      
Non-Highway Projects:      

CRTPO Local Input Points Methodology.


P5.0 Project Inventory