The Oklahoma Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about the state’s transportation priorities for the next four years.
The agency is seeking public comment on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for federal fiscal years 2018 through 2021.
The STIP is a planning document required by federal guidelines to detail a list of regionally significant construction projects anticipated for the next four federal fiscal years.
Oklahoma actually plans highway projects several years more in advance through its Eight-year Construction Work Plan, which is based on projected federal and state funding for transportation.
The STIP includes the first four years of highway projects in ODOT’s Eight-year Plan and federally-funded projects by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments representing the Oklahoma City area, the Tulsa area’s Indian Nations Council of Governments, the Lawton Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization in the Fort Smith, Ark. area. Also included are transportation projects planned by tribal governments and public transit providers using federal funds.
The full proposed FFY 2018-2021 STIP can be viewed online at www.odot.org by clicking the Programs and Projects tab and then clicking Transportation Programs. A printed copy of the STIP can be requested by contacting ODOT’s Programs Division at 405-521-2521.
Comments may be made via email to email@example.com or in writing to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Programs Division, 200 NE 21st St., Oklahoma City, OK, 73105. Comments will be taken through Nov. 28.
Substantive comments will be addressed and will be incorporated into the final document that will be forwarded in December to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration for approval.