Nevadans looking for information on road construction improvements and projects have a new resource through the Nevada Department of Transportation’s electronic Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP.
The new website, available at estip.nevadadot.com, includes details and maps of major near-term and future transportation construction and transit projects. The site provides project and funding overviews of NDOT and regional transportation projects. In addition to demonstrating the breadth of improvements being made across the state, the site allows users to search projects according to categories such as location, agency, project type and more. County-by-county maps provide an easy geographic look at the projects.
“The projects listed in this website not only keep Nevadans safe and connected, but they are an investment in our state’s workforce, economy and future,” NDOT Director Rudy Malfabon said. “We want to continually keep Nevadans involved and updated on the transportation improvements that will benefit them for decades to come.”
The projects are all included in the STIP, a fiscally constrained, four-year planning document containing all transportation and transit projects which are federally funded, state funded through the state highway fund or regionally significant and funded through local dollars in accordance with Title 23 of the Federal Aid Highway Act and the Federal Transit Act.
The projects improve the capacity of Nevada’s transportation system, such as increasing the number of lanes, constructing new roads, road extensions and intersection improvements along with certain road maintenance projects. It also includes transit, rail, pedestrian walkways and bicycle facility projects. Projects are subject to change and based on available funding.
Throughout the year, NDOT works closely with metropolitan planning organizations, counties, cities, tribes and other local agencies to plan and coordinate important transportation projects. Public feedback and comments are also vital to the process.