Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Background
Washington State law requires the annual adoption of a 6-year transportation improvement program (6-yr TIP) after a public hearing. The purpose of the law is to "assure that each county shall perpetually have available advanced plans looking to the future for not less than 6 years as a guide in carrying out a coordinated transportation program." For more information view the RCW 36.81.121(1)) page.
The TIP is a list of capital transportation projects that Jefferson County Public Works anticipates undertaking in the corresponding six-year period. The list includes secured and anticipated funding sources for each project. The adopted 6-yr TIP is used for developing the annual construction program budget each year. The County provides information on federally-funded projects to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the purpose of developing the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
Projects are selected by a variety of methods, including evaluation of needs and potential solutions through priority arrays for road segments, safety concerns, active transportation, bridge conditions, gravel roads, culverts, and fish passage.
2017 - 2022 TIP
On September 12, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2017-2022 6-year TIP through Resolution 34-16 (PDF).