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Transportation Improvement Program


The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects and strategies that CRTPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region’s way of allocating its transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities.

The TIP:

  • Is updated at least every two years;
  • Is realistic in terms of available funding and is not just a "wish list" of projects. This concept is known as fiscal constraint;
  • Conforms with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality (CRTPO is classified as nonattainment for ozone);
  • Is approved by the MPO and the governor; and
  • Is incorporated directly, without change, into North Carolina’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The process by which the NCDOT STIP is developed is known as NCDOT Prioritization.

DRAFT 2018-2027 TIP

NCDOT released the DRAFT 2018-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) on January 4, 2017. The release of the DRAFT STIP has triggered a variety of activities, including internal reviews and assessments, public involvement efforts, and financial analysis. NCDOT’s Board of Transportation will adopt the STIP in June, and CRTPO will be required to adopt the 2018-2027 TIP by August of 2017. CRTPO will be required to update the TIP financial plan, complete an air quality conformity determination, and conduct public involvement as part of this process.

CRTPO TIP projects can be viewed in the maps and lists by county and mode below.

Iredell County TIP Projects: Map List
Mecklenburg County TIP Projects: Map List
Union County TIP Projects: Map List
Non-Highway TIP Projects: Map List















NCDOT maintains a “Live STIP” that is updated monthly based upon TIP amendments that are approved by the Board of Transportation. NCDOT’s Live STIP can be viewed here.

To View NCDOT DRAFT 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Program supplement for CRTPO click here


Recent TIP Presentations:
For more detailed information regarding the TIP, view presentations below;


To View the 2016-2025 TIP, Click here