Draft Regional Transportation Improvement Program

The Draft 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) is now available for public review. SCOG is required by federal and state regulations to develop an RTIP for both SCOG and Skagit-Island RTPO which spans at least four years and is updated at least every two years. The RTIP is a compilation of projects from the various federal, state, and local funding programs for all transportation agencies in Skagit and Island counties. Projects included in the program will implement the long range transportation and transit plans for the region, help meet the short-range needs of the area, and provide for the maintenance of the existing transportation system.

The primary purpose of the RTIP is to identify and document federally funded and/or regionally significant projects to be included in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

IMG_20140903_103155A public hearing regarding the 2015-2020 RTIP will be held at the Anacortes City Council Chambers on October 15th, 2014 at 2:30 PM.

Submit written comments to:

Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

This public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP development process will satisfy the FTA’s Program of Projects requirements.

Volunteers Needed!

SAMSUNGSkagit Council of Governments is recruiting volunteers to assist with counting bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout Skagit County as part of the Washington State annual count.

Counts will be conducted over a three day period from 7 to 9 AM and 4 to 6 PM. Each location will be counted for one morning and one afternoon shift during the three days. Count for one shift or all six!

To volunteer contact Gabe Philips at 360-416-6678.

STP Project Selection 2015-2020

The Skagit Council of Governments Transportation Policy Board (TPB) selected projects to receive Surface Transportation Program (STP) funding for the 2015-2020 Regional Transportation Improvement Program, which will be adopted in October. The selected projects were:

  • Burlington — George Hopper Interchange Improvements — $1,816,500
  • Sedro-Woolley — Jameson Arterial Extension — $700,000
  • Anacortes — Ship Harbor Blvd/SR 20 Spur Intersection Improvements — $932,470
  • Mount Vernon — College Way Widening — $1,750,000
  • Anacortes — 32nd Street and D Avenue Intersection Improvements — $64,875
  • Sedro-Woolley — Cascade Trail West Extension — $304,480
  • Port of Anacortes — 9th/R Avenue Realignment — $76,200
  • Skagit County — Josh Wilson Road, Phase 1 — $1,057,552
  • Concrete — Cedar Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvements Project — $396,998
  • Anacortes — March Point Road Shoulder Widening — $195,640
  • Concrete — Main Street Phase IV — $245,444
  • Concrete — Main Street Overlay — $69,200