Public Comments Accepted Through March 16 at 5 p.m.
(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is currently accepting public comments on the 2018-2021 draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The STIP is a fiscally constrained, four-year plan for the state’s federal aid highway program.
The STIP contains proposed road, bridge and transit projects, on roads open to public travel, and is required by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act so the state can be eligible to receive federal highway and transit funding. The STIP is developed by DOT&PF, in cooperation with federal, state, local and tribal transportation agencies, as well as regional metropolitan planning organizations.
Current federal funding for the State of Alaska, as laid out in the FAST Act, is approximately $500 million annually for Alaska transportation priorities. Projects in the STIP are primarily federally funded, but require an approximate 9 percent match from the State of Alaska to leverage that federal funding.
To view the draft 2018-2021 STIP visit: http://alaska.gov/go/8SC7.
DOT&PF will continue to hold public meetings to discuss the draft STIP and receive comments. A meeting was held in Anchorage last month. This week, meetings will be held in:
- Juneau, Thursday, March 8, 5 – 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School Library
- Fairbanks, Thursday, March 8, 5 – 7 p.m., DOT&PF McKinley Conference Room, 2720 Pickett Place
Public comments can also be submitted through Friday, March 16 at 5 p.m. by phone at (907) 465-4070, email to email@example.com, fax (907) 465-6984 or mail Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, Division of Program Development, STIP Office, PO BOX 112500, Juneau, AK 99811-2500.
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 242 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, over 5,600 miles of highway and 731 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Movingthrough service and infrastructure.”