The TIP is a short-range planning document the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization must approve to indicate projects that will receive federal funding. The CAMPO policy board typically approves a four-year plan every two years, Executive Director Ashby Johnson said.
“This doc contains projects that we are pretty sure will go to construction in the next four years,” he said. “… It’s meant to be a one-stop shop for folks to come and see what’s coming.”
The policy board comprising local elected officials will approve the 2017-20 TIP on July 6. The public will be able to comment on the document at the meeting.
For a project to be listed in the TIP, it must be submitted by the jurisdiction completing the project. This includes cities, counties, the Texas Department of Transportation and Capital Metro. Projects must also have environmental studies complete, have gone through a public input process and have funding identified and secured, Johnson said.
“If you’re looking for indication of what the priorities are of policy board the TIP document is a great place to start,” he said.
To be more transparent about what the TIP includes, this year staffers included an appendix of projects that are grouped so the public may see projects within a group item, Johnson said.
Sample of proposed projects in the 2017-20 TIP:
• I-35 from River Ridge Parkway to FM 150 in Kyle: $1.4 million
• I-35 from River Ridge Parkway to Loop 82 in San Marcos: $3.9 million to reconstruct ramps
• I-35 in Hays County from Posey Road to Comal County line: $18.5 million to replace bridges and pavement approaching the bridges
• SH 45 SW in Hays County from Travis County line to FM 1626: $41.5 million to build a four-lane tolled freeway
•FM 2001 from I-35 to SH 21 in Buda: $34.6 million to add two lanes and shoulders as well as sidewalks
• I-35 from US 183 to Hwy. 290: $89.8 million to add direct connectors and make operational improvements to ramps as part of TxDOT’s Congestion Relief Plan
• North Lamar Boulevard from Parmer Lane to US 183 in Austin: $1.8 million to construct sidewalks
• $3 million to install 15 pedestrian hybrid beacons and 18 accessible pedestrian signals throughout the city of Austin
• SH 45 SW in Travis County from MoPac to Hays County line: $67.4 million to build a four-lane tolled freeway
• I-35 at Parmer Lane in Austin: $27.3 million to reconstruct the intersection to a diverging diamond intersection
• I-35 at FM 3406 in Round Rock: $21 million to replace the bridge and make intersection improvements
• I-35 from SH 45 N to Westinghouse Road in Round Rock: $7.5 million to repave the roadway
• RM 620 from Wyoming Springs to Deep Wood drives in Round Rock: $7.3 million to reconstruct the four-land road to a six-lane divided road
• SH 29 at D.B. Wood Road in Georgetown: $10.3 million to reconstruct the four-lane road with a raised median and add turn lanes
• RM 1431 from Market Street to Cottonwood Rail in Cedar Park: $17.5 million to reconstruct the divided four-lane road to a divided six-lane road
For a full list of projects and information on commenting on the TIP, visit www.campotexas.org/get-involved.