2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP (current)

Transportation projects receiving federal funding through 2027

Before a surface transportation project can be built in the Duluth metropolitan area with federal funds, it must be included in an approved Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP – a detailed listing of the area’s federally funded and regionally significant transportation projects for the next four years.

Current Project Lists

The project lists are the heart of the TIP.  Click links, below, to view the current project lists for each year of the TIP, including new or deleted projects and those amended or administratively modified*:

2024 Project List – as of 3/20/24

All projects programmed for CY 2024, as of the most recent date that project changes were presented to and/or approved by the MIC Policy Board. Note, transit projects are listed separately, below.

2025 Project List – as of 2/21/24

All projects programmed for CY 2025, as of the most recent date that project changes were presented to and/or approved by the MIC Policy Board. Note, transit projects are listed separately, below.

2026 Project List – as of 10/18/23

All projects programmed for CY 2026, as of the most recent date that project changes were presented to and/or approved by the MIC Policy Board. Note, transit projects are listed separately, below.

2027 Projects List – as of 10/18/23

All projects programmed for CY 2027, as of the most recent date that project changes were presented to and/or approved by the MIC Policy Board. Note, transit projects are listed separately, below.

Transit Project List 2024-2027 – as of 10/18/23

All transit projects programmed for CY 2024-2027, as of the most recent date that transit project changes in this TIP were presented to and/or approved by the MIC Board. 


* New projects may be added and the original projects may be amended, administratively modified or deleted. The reasons for these changes vary, but include new funding sources such as grant awards, revised project cost estimates, and other considerations by the project sponsor. However, any changes to the approved TIP must be made in accordance with the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan. Those that require a formal amendment are made available for public comment at least seven days prior to being presented for approved by the Policy Board. See Public Involvement tab, below, for information about proposed changes and related opportunities for public comment. 


Amendment #7 Approved by MIC Policy Board

Capital Improvement/Mobility Management Grant Cycle Accounting Change (TIP Project ID # TRF-9069-25)

The MnDOT Office of Transit has requested an administrative change to their accounting of ARDC’s Mobility Management project funds, to include two years of funding in one line-item description. The project cost itself is not increasing, but rather the costs for two grant cycles (7/1/25-6/30/27) are being condensed into a single year (2024). As such, the Project Total is showing an increase, as shown:

Total project cost in year 2024 = $152,582 (increase from $92,958)
Federal Funding in year 2024 = $122,066 (increase from $77,465)
Other/local funding in year 2024 = $30,516 (increase from $15,493)

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #7 details

Public notice posted 5/7/24: Amendment #7 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the May 15, 2024 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Amendment #6 Approved by MIC Policy Board

New Project: I-35 EV Charging Stations 

MnDOT is requesting the addition of a new project (TIP Project ID# 8821-385) along the I-35 corridor as part of their efforts to expand access to electric vehicle charging stations.  This project is intended to fund the installation of charging stations at I-35 exits 256B, 255A, 253B, 252, and 249.

Total project cost = $ 843,000
Federal Funding =     $ 590,100
State Funding =         $168,600
Other Funding =        $   84,300

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #6 details

Public notice posted 5/7/24: Amendment #6 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the May 15, 2024 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #10

Administrative Modification 10: Project Description Change to Project 118-080-065

The City of Duluth requested a change to the project description for existing 2025 project on Garfield Ave/Port Terminal Road (TIP Project ID 118-080-065), in response to the National Highway Administration’s request to change the language to include “concrete pavement repairs.”  The project year, scope and cost are not affected.*

Details about Administrative Modification #10

*Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #9

Administrative Modification 9: Additional Federal Scenic Byway Funds Applied to Project 118-060-013

The City of Duluth requested a cost increase for an existing 2024 Project (ID #118-060-013) to add interpretive signage on Skyline Parkway at Bardon Peak Outlook with the use of $757,000 in additional federal Scenic Byway funds. The total project cost increase is less than 50% of the original project cost.*

This change has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP and is detailed in the table below.

Details about Administrative Modification #9

*Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Duluth-Area TIP Projects Obligated for Federal Funding in 2023

Annual listing of obligated projects (non-Transit) (click to view)

The listing includes all federally funded projects (including investments in pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, and excluding transit/DTA projects) for which funds under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 were obligated in the Duluth Area TIP in 2023, as well as federal funding remaining and available for subsequent years.

Annual listing of obligated projects (Transit) (click to view)

The listing includes all federally funded transit/DTA projects for which funds under 23 U.S.C. or 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 were obligated in the Duluth Area TIP in 2023, as well as federal funding remaining and available for subsequent years.


Public Notice: Administrative Modification #8

Administrative Modification #8: Increase of Total Project Cost (2024)

St. Louis County requested an increase in funds for project (Project ID 6908-71) (US 2 and Munger Shaw Rd) in FY2024, for the construction of left turn lanes at the intersection of US 2 and CR 223 (Munger Shaw Rd), in the amount of $300,000 (from $925,000 to $1,225,000) because of updated project costs and inflation. This change was approved by MIC staff on 3/6/24, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #8

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #7

Administrative Modification #7: Reduction of Total Project Cost (2025)

MnDOT requested a reduction in funds for Project ID 6982-336 (I-35 pavement resurfacing in Duluth from Lake Ave to 21st Ave E) for CY2025, due to updated project costs and better unit price costs. The total project cost has been reduced by $831,000, and the project remains fiscally constrained, with no change to the project scope. This change was approved by MIC staff on 2/9/24, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #7

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #6

Administrative Modification #6: Reduction of Total Project Cost (2024)

MnDOT requested a reduction in funds for Project ID 6910-116 (MN 23 pavement replacement from W 5th St to 121st Ave W in Duluth), due to updated cost estimates. The total project cost has been reduced by $400,000, $325,680 of which is from federal funds and the project remains fiscally constrained, with no change to the project scope. This change was approved by MIC staff on 2/9/24, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #6

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Amendment #5 Approved by MIC Policy Board

New Project: Blatnik Bridge Engineering (2024)

MnDOT is requesting the addition of a new project (Project ID # 6981-26PLT) in 2024 for the Blatnik Bridge, using Bridge Formula Funding (TIP Project ID # 6981-26PLT).  This project will include engineering consultation; bridge pile load testing and bridge footing location investigation.

Total project cost = $10,000,000
Federal Funding = $4,500,000
State Funding = $500,00
Other Funding (WisDOT) = $5,000,000

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #5 details

Public notice posted 1/9/2024: Amendment #5 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the January 17, 2024 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Amendment #4 Approved by MIC Policy Board

New Project: West 3rd Street/Grand Avenue Pavement Improvement (2024)

MnDOT is requesting the addition of a new project (Project ID # 6910-116) on MN 23 (West 3rd Street/Grand Avenue) from W 5th St to 121st Ave W using STBGP funds. This project includes the removal and replacement of bituminous pavement.

Total project cost = $2,000,000
Federal funding = $1,628,400
State funding = $ 371,600

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #4 details

Public notice posted 1/9/2024: Amendment #4 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the January 17, 2024 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #5

Administrative Modification #5: Early Procurement Funds for MnDOT Bridge Rehabilitation (2024)

MnDOT requested EP funds in FY 2024 for the existing project (Project ID 6926-57(EP)) (bridge rehabilitation on I-35 in Duluth) in the amount of $50,000. This change is within fiscal constraints, was approved by MIC staff on 12/12/23, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #5 

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #4

Administrative Modification #4: MnDOT Early Procurement Funds for Lighting Equipment (2024)

MnDOT requested to secure Early Procurement (EP) funds in 2024 for lighting equipment for the he existing project (Project ID #6926-57(EP)) improvements on Hwy 61 in Duluth).  The EP funds will use $50,000 of the project’s existing budget and remains fiscally constrained. It was approved by MIC staff on 12/12/23, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #4 

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #3

Administrative Modification #3: Updated Safety Performance Measures

This modification, made by MIC staff, is a group of edits to the current TIP document (Duluth Area 2024-2027 TIP) to include updated safety performance measures to include the most recent data from MnDOT. This change has no impact on fiscal constraints, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #3 

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Amendment #3 Approved by MIC Policy Board

Additional Funding for Bridge Improvements (2025)

MnDOT is requesting the use of additional federal Bridge Formula Funding Program (BFP) funds, along with additional state matching funds, for two projects currently programmed in the TIP for FY2025.  These additional funds will be used to complete bridge deck overlays and flood seal treatments.

These two projects are:

Duluth TIP ID# 6982-336: multiple bridges between Lake Ave and 21st Ave E

  • Original project (ID# 6982-336) = $1,900,000
  • Additional Project (ID# 6982-336BFP)
    • Project Total = $1,265,000 ($1,138,500 federal BFP funds + $126,500 state match funds)

Duluth TIP ID# 6982-348: multiple I-35 bridges over Mesaba Ave

  • Original project (ID# 6982-348) = $8,200,000
    • Revised Project Total = $8,865,000 ($598,500 additional federal funds + $66,500 additional state funds)
  • Additional Project (ID# 6982-348BFP)
    • Project Total = $1,035,000 ($931,500 federal BFP funds + $103,500 state match funds)

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #3 details

Public notice posted 12/5/2023: Amendment #3 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the December 13, 2023 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Amendment #2 Approved by MIC Policy Board

Addition of Highway Signage Project (2024)

MnDOT is requesting a new project (Project ID 8821-377) for inclusion in the current Duluth Area TIP for highway sign replacement on MN 23 from Howard Rd to Becks Rd in Duluth in FY 2024.  The project cost is $900.000 and is 100% funded by state funds.

Because a portion of these improvements fall within the MIC’s planning area, it will be included in the current Duluth Area TIP.

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #2 details

Public notice posted 12/5/2023: Amendment #2 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the December 13, 2023 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Amendment #1 Approved by MIC Policy Board

Addition of Trail Construction and Shoreline Stabilization Project (2024)

The City of Duluth is requesting the addition of a project along the Lakewalk in FY 2024, using funding awarded from the federal RAISE grant program (Project ID# 118-090-029).

  • This project will include multi-use trail construction and shoreline stabilization from Lake Ave to 28th Ave E.
  • Total Project Cost = $10,248,758 (Federal funding in the amount of $8,196,234 plus
    City of Duluth matching funds in the amount of $2,052,524)

Based on the criteria adopted in the MIC Public Involvement Plan, this addition requires a formal TIP amendment to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Amendment #1 details

Public notice posted 12/5/2023: Amendment #1 Proposed for Approval (Opportunity for Public Comment): Public comments will be taken about this proposed amendment when it is presented for approval at the December 13, 2023 MIC Policy Board meeting.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #2

Administrative Modification #2: Funding Reduction (Project ID #6926-57)

MnDOT requested the reduction of funds for Project ID 6926-57 (safety project on Hwy 61 and Homestead Road) for intersection conflict reductions. Due to more refined project estimates, the projected project cost has been reduced by $800,000. The revised total project cost is $1,077,778.

This change is within fiscal constraints, was approved by MIC staff on 12/12/23, and has been made administratively to the 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.

Details about Administrative Modification #2 

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Public Notice: Administrative Modification #1

Administrative Modification #1: Removal of Projects 6910-109 and 6982-342 

MnDOT requested the removal of two projects from the 2024-2027 Duluth TIP.  This modification is within fiscal constraints and was approved by MIC staff on 11/16/23.

Duluth TIP ID# 6910-109: This project was intended to remove a historic bridge over Mission Creek. It is being removed due to cultural discoveries and will be delivered in a future fiscal year.  The federal funds allocated to this project will be used to fund other district priorities, to be determined.

Duluth TIP ID# 6982-342: This project was to make some nominal improvements for ADA compliance from Lake Ave to 26th Ave E.  However, district priorities have changed due to budgetary constraints, and these funds will be allocated for similar purposes in the same fiscal year (FY 2024) for other MnDOT projects.

Details about Administrative Modification #1 

Based on the criteria adopted in the 2021 MIC Public Involvement Plan, these project changes do not require formal TIP Amendments and can be made as an Administrative Modification.

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Duluth Area TIP Approved for CY 2024-2027

Upon receiving state and federal approvals on 11/9/23, the 2024-2027 TIP is the current TIP for the Duluth Area (replacing the CY 2023-2026 version)


2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP Adopted by MIC Board

The Board voted unanimously to adopt the final 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP and the listed transportation improvement projects to receive federal funding for CY 2024-2027. No public comments were received at the meeting.

Note, until this TIP is approved by MnDOT and the FHWA, the Duluth Area TIP for CY 2023-2026 remains the current version.


Final TIP to be presented for Adoption by MIC Policy Board (Opportunity for Public Comment)

The final 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP will be presented for adoption at the August 16 meeting of the MIC Policy Board.

The meeting is open to the public and comments are welcome.


Public Input Session #1 - Proposed Duluth-Area Transportation Projects 2024-2027
Date & Time
07/20/2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location
Virtual Meeting - See login/call-in info in body of post
Purpose

The Draft 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) lists all projects that are being proposed to use federal transportation funds for the upcoming four years in the greater Duluth area.

This is the first of three public informational sessions on 7/20 and 7/21.  Members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate in this virtual meeting to give input and get information about the projects being funded for the next four years.

Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 218 167 989 407
Passcode: zxtPFb

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Public Input Session #2 - Proposed Duluth-Area Transportation Projects 2024-2027
Date & Time
07/20/2023
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location
Virtual Meeting - See login/call-in info in body of post
Purpose

The Draft 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) lists all projects that are being proposed to use federal transportation funds for the upcoming four years in the greater Duluth area.

This is the second of three public informational sessions on 7/20 and 7/21.  Members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate in this virtual meeting to give input and get information about the projects being funded for the next four years.

Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 249 096 678 271
Passcode: DWXgeg

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Public Input Session #3 - Proposed Duluth-Area Transportation Projects 2024-2027
Date & Time
07/21/2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Virtual Meeting - See login/call-in info in body of post
Purpose

The Draft 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) lists all projects that are being proposed to use federal transportation funds for the upcoming four years in the greater Duluth area.

This is the third of three public informational sessions on 7/20 and 7/21.  Members of the public are invited and encouraged to participate in this virtual meeting to give input and get information about the projects being funded for the next four years.

Join on your computer or mobile app: Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 218 059 687 519
Passcode: k9igKC

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Draft TIP Open for Public Comment through 7/30/23

The draft TIP was approved by the MIC Policy Board for release for the required 30-day public comment period, effective July 1, 2023 through July 30, 2023

The draft TIP document lists all projects proposed for 2024-2027 and is now open for public review and input through 7/30/2023.

To comment:

Attend virtual input session on July 20 or 21 (details above)

Contact TIP Coordinator Prescott Morrill (contact info at right)

It will be presented to the MIC Policy Board for final approval at its meeting on August 16th, 2023 at 6:00pm.  This meeting is open to the public and comments will be taken.


2027 Projects Presented to MIC Policy Board

At the April MIC Board meeting, the new 2027 projects proposed by area jurisdictions to receive federal funding were presented for review and inclusion in the draft 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP.  These include:

Campus Connector Segment #6 – Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding: Campus Connector Trail segment along 32nd Ave E and Congdon Park Dr, from the Lakewalk to E 1st St (0.2 mi).  City of Duluth project, $955,000 total ($586,028 federal funds, $368,972 local funds)

Arrowhead Rd – TA funding: Sidewalk construction from Menard Rd to Haines Rd (0.4 mi).  St. Louis County project, $616,000 total ($282,492 federal funds, $333,508 local funds)

Railroad Street – Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP) funding : Pavement resurfacing, storm sewer, curb & gutter, and sidewalk/ADA improvements from 5th Ave W to Canal Park Dr (0.4 mi). City of Duluth project, $1,300,000 total (971,750 federal funds, $328,250 local funds)


2027 TIP Project Solicitation

MIC staff distributed project applications to eligible agencies and jurisdictions — State of Minnesota (MnDOT), St. Louis County, cities with a population over 5,000 (Duluth and Hermantown), the Duluth Seaway Port Authority and the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA).

2027 Duluth area project submittals are due January 29, 2023.


Funded Projects

No projects match selected year

Final 2024-2027 Duluth Area TIP

2024-2027_DuluthTIP_FINAL_Adopted_08-16-23.pdf

Map of Project Locations and Concentrations of Minority & Poverty Populations

Map-4-Project-Locations-Minority-and-Poverty-Populations.pdf

Map of Project Locations and Historically Significant and Environmentally Sensitive Sites

Map-5-Project-Locations-Historical-Places-Sensitive-Species.pdf

DRAFT TIP - open for public comment 7/1/23 - 7/31/23

2024-2027_DuluthTIP_DRAFT.pdf


Programming federally funded infrastructure projects for the next four years

It is part of the MIC’s role as an MPO to work with state and local agencies to prioritize and program the region’s transportation projects and services that will receive anticipated federal funds.

Before any surface transportation project in the Duluth area can be constructed with federal funding, it must be included in a current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that has been approved by the MIC Policy Board.

TIP Development Process

TIP development involves a series of sequential steps to reach the project approval stage. It is a coordinated effort among state, regional and local agencies and jurisdictions responsible for implementing transportation projects.*

The TIP is prepared in cooperation with MnDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by federal surface transportation law (FAST Act), and also in cooperation with the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (NE MN ATP) process.

The draft plan is made available for public comment, reviewed and approved by the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Policy Board, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The TIP development schedule, below, reflects the availability of funds, coordination with MnDOT and the NE MN ATP, local capital improvement budget processes, MPO public involvement requirements and the STIP development process. Important schedule milestones include:

(Oct/Nov) Project solicitation – MPO Consultations with local jurisdictions
(Dec/Jan) Project solicitation – Applications distributed in December and due in January
(Feb) Proposed projects – Presented for review and approval by the TAC and MIC
(Mar) If approved, the proposed projects are forwarded on to the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation Partnership (NE MN ATP)
(Apr) Draft TIP document development
(May/Jun) Draft TIP Public Involvement and MnDOT review
(Jun) MPO Policy Board approval of final TIP
(Jul) Adopted TIP and Board Resolution submitted to MnDOT
(Nov) Federal review and action – November
(Dec) Incorporation into next year’s draft STIP by MnDOT
(Jan) Approved by reference in the federally approved STIP – January

*Eligible agencies and jurisdictions include the state of Minnesota (MnDOT), St. Louis County, the Cities of Duluth, Hermantown, Proctor and Rice Lake and the Duluth Transit Authority (DTA).

Public Involvement

Public participation is an integral part of transportation planning in general and the development of the TIP in particular. All public comments received for the draft document are presented for consideration by the Transportation Advisory Committee and the MIC Policy Board and are included in the final TIP.

How are TIP projects selected?

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?

Amendments

Projects may be amended into the current, approved TIP throughout the year. Amendments usually modify existing projects as changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur. Sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available. The process for developing and amending a TIP are specified in the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.

Performance Management

MAP-21 and FAST ACT require incorporation of Performance-Based Planning and Programming (PBPP) for use in the development of the MPO’s Transportation Improvement Plans.

The TIP includes a description of the anticipated effect of the TIP toward achieving the 23 C.F.R. 490 performance measure targets identified in the metropolitan transportation plan, linking investment priorities to those performance targets.