NCDOT seeks public input for next 10-year transportation plan

Published 12:51 pm Thursday, August 3, 2023

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is beginning to evaluate projects for its next 10-year capital plan and wants the public to be involved.

The State Transportation Improvement Program identifies construction and funding schedules for state transportation projects over a 10-year period. NCDOT is seeking project input for the STIP that will cover 2026-2035.

A 30-day public comment period began on August 1 and will run through August 31. Within this time frame, the public can send in their comments and suggestions in a short, interactive survey, or they may visit local NCDOT offices during designated, weeklong drop-in periods to ask questions and submit comments in person.

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More information on ways to provide feedback can be found on the 2026-2035 STIP webpage at

Please note that this comment period is not for maintenance-related projects, such as patching potholes, resurfacing or ditches. NCDOT uses a different method to prioritize maintenance projects.

This initial round of public input will help produce a list of projects across all six modes of transportation that will be scored based on a data-driven process called Strategic Prioritization.

Additional public comment periods will be held prior to the first draft of the 2026-2035 STIP being released in early 2025.