Superior TIP 2017-2020

Federally funded infrastructure projects in Superior, Wisconsin

We work with local communities to determine how our increasingly scarce share of federal transportation dollars are spent.  Click on the tabs, below, to view the current four-year program, along with details about opportunities for public comment as it was developed, and amendments to the project list.


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Phone: (218) 529-7502

Amendment #8

WisDOT requested a TIP amendment for preliminary engineering and analysis work planned for the existing Blatnik Bridge, to occur in 2017.

View details of Amendment #8

About Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Amendments #6 and 7 and Administrative Modification #1

Due to the length of the project and extent of repairs to the Blatnik Bridge (USH 2/USH 53), WisDOT requested to split TIP projects 113-16-002 and 113-16-013, found in the 2017-2020 Superior TIP, for preliminary engineering in 2017 and construction in 2020.

As a result, the north project will occur from 2nd Avenue E to 31st Avenue E and will remain scheduled for construction in 2020; and the south project will occur from 31st Avenue E to 53rd Avenue E with preliminary engineering in 2017 and construction in 2021.

View details of Amendments #6 and 7 and Administrative Modification #1

About Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Amendments #1, 2 and 3

Amendment # 1: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include changes to CY 2017 rail projects listing.

Amendment # 2: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include transportation voucher program for the North Country Independent Living Center, using Section 5310 transit funds.

Amendment # 3: WisDOT requested an amendment to the FY 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to include funding for the North Country Independent Living Center to fund its mobility managment program staffing using Section 5310 transit funds.

View details of Amendments # 1, 2 and 3

About Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Final 2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area TIP approved

See “Document” tab, above, to view.

Start of 30-day Public Comment period for draft 2017-2020 Superior TIP

Funded Projects

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2017-2020 Superior Urbanized Area Transportation Improvement Program


The Superior Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is intended to meet the following purposes:
  • To ensure that federal investments are tied to planning, priorities and policies as defined in the MIC’s current Long Range Transportation Plan;
  • To identify and implement transportation improvements which will increase transportation mobility, access and safety;
  • To identify proposed transportation projects by mode, type of improvement, funding source(s), and geographic area;
  • To identify the costs of projects proposed for federal funding, consistent with the federal funds anticipated to be available to the area.
    How are TIP projects selected?

    It is part of the MIC’s role as an MPO to work with state and local agencies to prioritize which of the region’s transportation services and projects should receive anticipated federal funds.  All projects must be identified in the MIC’s current 25-year Long Range Transportation Plan in support of the Duluth-Superior area’s goals and transportation system needs. In addition, the MIC evaluates and prioritizes each proposal based on the following criteria:

    • Regional Benefit:  What are the project’s merits/benefits and intended effect upon the regional transportation network and what are the project’s estimated benefits relative to its cost?
    • Mobility: How will the project improve the mobility of people and goods?
    • Planning Support: How will the project incorporate the MIC’s Long Range Transportation Plan, other MIC studies and related plans and studies?
    • Multimodal Connectivity: How does the project encompass multiple modes of travel?
    • Environmental Impacts: Where is the project’s location and what potential environmental and community impacts does it potentially pose?
    • Public Participation: What level of public participation has been undertaken or will take place for the proposed project?
    Coordination with State and Regional Processes

    The TIP is developed in cooperation with WisDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by federal surface transportation law (FAST Act).  It is made available for comment by the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Policy Board and the public, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

    TIP Amendments and Administrative Modifications

    Amendments may be made to the current, approved TIP throughout the year. Amendments are required if significant changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur; sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available. Amendments are presented for approval by the MIC Policy Board.

    Not every change to a project, however, requires a formal amendment.  Amendments are required for new projects and for project changes resulting in a cost increase of $1 million dollars or more.  Other types of changes are defined as minor changes and are described in Administrative Modifications. These are published in the ‘Updates’ section of this page and forwarded to the state DOT but do not require Board approval.  

    Proposed amendments include opportunities for public comment, as noted in the ‘Updates’ section of this page.  The guidelines for distinguishing between major and minor project changes and the process for amending the current TIP is described in detail in the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.