DRAFT 2021 STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (STIP) AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

In accordance with the provisions of Title 23, Section 135 of the United States Code; as amended by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act); the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has prepared a draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The draft STIP lists all highway and public transit projects proposed to be undertaken utilizing Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administration funding.  The STIP encompasses various projects that CTDOT intends to pursue during the next four years and covers all towns within the State.

CTDOT has updated their Public Involvement Procedure manual (PIP). This manual establishes a public partnership in the development of transportation programs and projects.

The Draft 2021 STIP and PIP are available for review for a public comment period between August 24, 2020 to October 9, 2020. This document is available for review below, at the CTDOT Administration Building in Newington and at each of the eight Metropolitan Planning Organizations and two Rural Council of Governments upon request. An appointment is suggested in order to adequately schedule all interested parties. To schedule an appointment at CTDOT, please call (860) 594-2040. To schedule an appointment at one of the Council of Governments, please call them directly. To review the PIP online, visit; http://www.ct.gov/dot/PIP

On Wednesday September 23, 2020, two Virtual Public Informational Meetings will be held. The first will be at 1:00 p.m. and the second will be at 7:00 p.m. The meetings will provide a forum for a full and open discussion of the details of the Draft 2021 STIP and PIP. Department of Transportation staff will be available to help answer specific questions and clarify any proposed projects. Please use this meeting as an opportunity to ask questions and provide input to this very important transportation planning effort.

Persons with limited internet access may request that the Draft 2021 STIP and /or PIP information be mailed to them by contacting Rose A. Etuka by email at Rose.Etuka@ct.gov or by phone at 860 594-2040.  (Allow one week for processing and delivery.)

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Individuals with limited internet access can listen to the meeting by calling (800)369-2192 and entering the Participant Code when prompted: 4906163. Persons with hearing and/or speech disabilities may dial 711 for Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).  The MS Teams Live Event offers closed captioning for the hearing impaired and non-English translation options. A recording of the formal presentation will be posted to YouTube following the event and closed captioning (including non-English translation options) will be available at that time. The recording will also be available in the list of DOT virtual public meetings here: https://portal.ct.gov/dot/general/CTDOT-VPIM-Library

Language assistance may be requested by contacting the Department’s Language Assistance Call Line (860) 594-2109.  Requests should be made at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Language assistance is provided at no cost to the public and efforts will be made to respond to timely requests for assistance.

Written comments must be received on or before October 9, 2020.  Comments should be addressed to:

Mrs. Maribeth Wojenski
Transportation Assistant Planning Director

Bureau of Policy and Planning

Connecticut Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 317546 

Newington, CT 06131-7546

 

Or

Emailed to:  DOT.Draft2021STIPComment@ct.gov

Please include your name, address, and if applicable, the name of the company or organization you represent with your response.

DRAFT 2021 STIP

Bridge and Safety Reports

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 NEWS RELEASE ON DRAFT 2021 STIP AND PIP

                                                                                                                                                           

 2018 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Maribeth Wojenski, Transportation Assistant Planning Director

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is a four-year planning document that lists all projects expected to be funded in those identified  four years (2018-2021) with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) participation. The STIP is developed in compliance to Title 23 of the United States Code, the Clean Air Act Section 176(c) and Title VI requirements.

The STIP, which is multimodal, includes investments in various modes, such as transit, highways, and bicycle facilities. The STIP is the venue for implementing the goals and objectives identified in regional and State long-range transportation plans. The STIP is developed in corporation with Federal agencies, State government and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) and in consultation with the Rural Planning Agencies. The STIP must be fiscally constrained and be assessed for impacts to air quality.

This site is regularly updated to include the most currently approved list of STIP Projects.

2018 STIP Update  (as of October 26, 2020)

Air Quality Conformity Reports are Available:  AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DETERMINATION REPORTS

Questions or comments concerning the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program should be addressed to:

Rose A. Etuka
Transportation Supervising Planner
Phone:(860) 594-2040   E-Mail Address: Rose.Etuka@ct.gov