July 2017 Regional Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

SCOG has received a request to amend the 2017-2022 Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The public is encouraged to review the proposed amendment and submit any written comments to Gabe Philips by noon on July 12, 2017. Written comments will be included in the information packet distributed to Transportation Policy Board members prior to their July 19, 2017 meeting. The public will also have the opportunity to comment at the Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

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

Surface Transportation Program Block Grant Project Selection 2021-2023

At its June 21, 2017 meeting, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board selected projects to receive Surface Transportation Program Block Grant (STPBG). These projects will be included in the 2018-2023 Regional Transportation Improvement Program, which will be adopted in October. The projects selected to receive funding are listed below:

  • Sedro-Woolley – SR 20/SR 9N/Township Intersection Improvements – $716,220
  • Burlington – SR 20/Skagit Street Signalization Project – $1,513,750
  • Mount Vernon – Freeway Drive – $792,900
  • Sedro-Woolley – Cascade Trail West Extension – $500,000
  • Skagit County – Francis Road-Section 3 – $480,075
  • Skagit County – Centennial Trail – $216,250
  • Concrete – Secondary Access Project – $663,022
  • Skagit County – Francis Road-Section 1 – $250,000

If you have any questions about the STPBG allocation process or any of the awarded projects, contact Gabe Philips at (360) 416-6678

Notice of Public Review Period of Surface Transportation Program Block Grant Project Prioritization

On March 17, 2017, the SCOG Transportation Policy Board issued a call for projects to utilize around $5 million in Surface Transportation Program Block Grant funding. SCOG received 15 applications, requesting over $11 million in funding. After scoring the project submissions, staff presented them to the Technical Advisory Committee for review and recommendation. The Technical Advisory Committee’s recommendation is summarized in the memo below:

The public is encouraged to review the preliminary rankings and provide comments to the SCOG Transportation Policy Board for consideration. Written comments are due to SCOG by June 9, 2017 so they can be included in the Transportation Policy Board’s meeting packets. Written comments can be submitted by commenting on this blog post, email, or traditional mail to the address below:

Skagit Council of Governments
Attn: Gabe Philips
204 W Montgomery
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Verbal comments will be accepted at the June 21st Transportation Policy Board meeting, but written comments are preferred.

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