Comments Sought On State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)
Submitted by Chris Clark
SANTA FE ― The public is invited to comment on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s 5th amendment to the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The program will serve as a four year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road and bridge projects and is required under the federal legislation. Projects on the list are on federal and state highways (roads with I, U.S. or NM designations).
The NMDOT has posted the 2016-2021 STIP amendment on the internet asking for public comment until December 16, 2016. In addition, NMDOT will be soliciting public comment in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the New Mexico Department of Transportation, located at 1120 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM.
The STIP is developed by the NMDOT, working in cooperation with state, local and tribal transportation agencies as well as regional planning organizations. Projects included in the STIP are funded with a combination of federal, state and/or local funds.