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

STP Call for Projects Clarification

At the June MPO/RTPO Policy Board meeting, the Surface Transportation Program (STP) project selection criteria was approved. One nuance of the approval was that 10% of the total STP allocation will be set aside for non-roadway projects (trail, sidewalk, transit, programs, etc.). The non-roadway projects will be ranked separately from the roadway projects, the top non-roadway projects receiving funding until the set aside is exhausted. At that point, the non-roadway projects will be scored on equal terms with the roadway projects. In order to prevent a large project tying up more than 10% of the STP funds prior to any regular roadway projects being ranked, a cap has been placed on the non-roadway maximum request of 10% of the annual STP allocation multiplied by two.

Financial Details

  • Annual STP allocation: $1,526,547
  • Urban allocation: $997,771
  • Rural allocation: $466,127
  • “Flex” allocation: $62,649
  • Non-roadway project cap (annual allocation x 10% x 2): $305,310
  • Maximum cumulative request for urban agencies ((urban allocation + flex allocation) x 2): $2,120,840
  • Maximum cumulative request for rural agencies ((rural allocation + flex allocation) x 2): $1,057,552

Agencies may still submit multiple non-roadway project applications at the maximum request level, as long as their cumulative request does not exceed the urban/rural limit. For example, a rural agency can apply for three non-roadway projects totaling $915,930 but not four non-roadway projects totaling $1,221,240. They also may not request one non-roadway project that is larger than $305,310.

Completed STP Project Applications are due, in electronic format, to Gabe Philips on July 25.

Please contact Gabe Philips if you have any questions.