MDOT 2017-2020 state transportation improvement plan ready for public comment

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is seeking public comment on its draft 2017-2020 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Required under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the STIP lists transportation projects MDOT intends to fund with federal aid provided under the federal transportation program.

Prepared by MDOT in partnership with local transportation agencies, the STIP is a compilation of trunkline and local projects that meet the transportation goals and strategies for a four-year period. These transportation improvement projects reported in the STIP were developed in coordination with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) representing urbanized areas, and with rural task forces and small urban areas. The planning process relies on the participation of state and local government officials, public and private transit providers, organizations representing the customers and providers of transportation in Michigan, and the general public.

The STIP is not a single report; it is comprised of 14 separate documents: 13 individual MPO Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and one statewide non-MPO STIP document.

MDOT will be accepting public comment on the STIP through Aug. 15, 2016. The document is posted on the MDOT web site at

For questions about the STIP, contact Mark Kloha at 517-241-3675.