NCDOT Prioritization


Prioritization is NCDOT’s decision making tool for developing the next Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is a listing of projects to be delivered within an upcoming five-year work program. The current round is known as Prioritization 4.0 (or P4.0), and will develop the 2018-2027 TIP. CRTPO’s involvement with P4.0 began in July of 2015 and will conclude in the summer of 2016.  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.

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

For information about previous prioritization efforts, click the following links: 


P4.0 Projects

Maps of P4.0 Highway project status can be viewed by clicking the links below:

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  P4.0 Submittals   STI Graphic
Statewide Mobility Highway Projects: List  
Regional Impact Highway Projects: List  
Division Needs Highway Projects: List  
Non-Highway Projects: List  













The list of P4.0 project scope modifications and deletions can be viewed here.

A media release was issued on Friday, September 4 announcing the start of public input on CRTPO’s proposed P4.0 projects.   The media release can be viewed here. A summary of public comments received can be viewed here.

The SPOT office will review and score all projects from November 2015 through March 2016. Beginning in April of 2016, CRTPO will begin evaluating projects for consideration of local input points allocation. A schedule of CRTPO's P4.0 activities can be viewed here.

Local Input Points Methodology
As part of NCDOT’s Prioritization process, each MPO must develop a local input points methodology that contains at least quantitative measure, at least one qualitative measure, and a public involvement component. CRTPO’s draft methodology for allocating local input points for P4.0 can be viewed here. It is anticipated that CRTPO will approve the methodology at the March 16 MPO meeting.


P4.0 Overview of Prioritization (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Division 10 & 12Points Assignment Process (February 11, 2016)

CRTPO P4.0 Local Input Points Process (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Questions (February 11, 2016)

P4.0 Education Session Presentation (July 15, 2015)