2019-2022 Superior TIP (current)

Transportation projects receiving federal funding through 2022

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 projects and services should receive anticipated federal funds for the current 4-year program of projects.

See tabs, below, for information about the document, how projects were selected, changes or amendments to the approved project list, and opportunities for public comment.


Contact

Sheldon Johnson
Phone: (715) 635-2197

Amendment #8 - Proposed for Approval

Opportunity for Public Comment at 8/21/19 MIC Meeting

WisDOT has requested a TIP amendment for preliminary design work for a bridge rehabilitation project.  STH 13 bridge B-16-0024, spanning over USH 2/STH 53, is located in the Town of Parkland.  Rehabilitation work on the bridge is not planned to begin until CY 2026.

Details about Amendments #8 and 9

Board Presentation about Amendments #8 and 9

About Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Amendment #7 - Approved

Opportunity for Public Comment at 6/25/19 MIC Meeting

WisDOT has requested a TIP amendment for preliminary design work for a bridge rehabilitation project.  STH 13 bridge B-16-0024, spanning over USH 2/STH 53, is located in the Town of Parkland.  Rehabilitation work on the bridge is not planned to begin until CY 2026.

Amendment #7 Details

Board Presentation about Amendment #7

About Amendments and Administrative Modifications

Amendment #6 - Approved

WisDOT requested the sixth Amendment to the current TIP, to fund a project to repair segments of CTH K damaged by severe weather and flooding that occurred in June of 2018 .  Work will include shoulder washout repairs and repairs for undermined/missing asphalt. The work activity has already been completed.

View Details of Amendment 6

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CY 2018 Obligated Projects - Public Notice

Amendment #5 - Approved

WisDOT requested the fifth of five Amendments,, to an existing rail project (113-17-012) listed in the 2019-2022 Superior TIP. The WisDOT Rail Projects Review Committee has approved a scope change, cost estimate increase, cost share adjustment and schedule change for WisDOT Project ID 8010-07-50 in the WisDOT Rail-Highway Crossing Safety Program. The project is planned to beginning development phase in 2019 and construction in 2020.

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Amendment #4 - Approved

The City of Superior requested the fourth of five Amendments, for work planned for the replacement of the bridge structure on Marina Drive, approximately 0.04 miles in length. This project will utilize STP Urban funding totaling $228,882 available to the City of Superior through WisDOT. Replacement of the bridge structure is scheduled for CY 2022.

This federally funded project will be done in conjunction with a City of Superior locally funded project that will make roadway and pedestrian/bicycle improvements to the east/west road segments, including new curb/gutter, sidewalk, and other improvements.

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Amendment #3 - Approved

WisDOT requested the third of 5 Amendments. This project enables the Challenge Center to replace a current 2003 Dodge Caravan vehicle with a new Minivan, Side-load equipped. Projected 2019 ridership is to carry 14,858 disabled and 1,829 disability (non-ambulatory) one way trips. Federal funds for this project are made available through the Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) Program administered by WisDOT.

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Amendment #2 - Approved

WisDOT requested the second of 5 Amendments.  This project enables North Country Independent Living Center (NCIL) the ability to operate a mobility management program funding staff member who coordinate rides for the region’s population seniors and individuals with disabilities, and also work to expand their service, provide outreach and information of transportation options to residents, and work to coordinate rides with other providers. Federal funds for this project are made available through the Section 5310 (Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities) Program administered by WisDOT. The project will span January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019.

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Amendment #1 - Approved

WisDOT requested the first of 5 Amendments to the FY 2019-2022 Superior Urbanized Area TIP, to enable North Country Independent Living Center (NCIL) the ability to continue its transportation voucher program through 2018 to eligible clients throughout northern Wisconsin (eight-county area including; Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn).

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Administrative Modification #1 - Public Notice

WisDOT has proposed using a rail-highway crossing safety placeholder for a 2019 rail crossing road closure initiative along a BNSF rail line.  The existing WisDOT TIP number 113-17-010 will be used for the proposed project.  Project 113-17-010 is currently listed in the 2019-2022 Superior TIP.

View details of Administrative Modification #1

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Final Approvals - WisDOT, FTA, FHWA

Final approvals were granted by the state and federal agencies – making this the current working Transportation Improvement Program for the Superior, WI area.

Final 2019-2022 Superior Urbanized Area TIP - Approved by MIC Policy Board

The 2019-2022 Superior Urbanized Area TIP was presented and approved at the MIC meeting.  View Presentation to the Board about the Superior Area TIP and the projects included for 2022.

No formal public comments were received on the Draft document, but some minor editing to the plan narrative was completed to align with changes and additions.  Below is a summary of changes from the draft that were incorporated into the final TIP (see Document tab, above, to view).

  • Incorporated approved DTA Asset Management Targets
  • Incorporated approved 2019 WisDOT Performance Measures (PM1)
  • Updated Table 3 Federal Financial Data
  • Added project 113-18-028
  • Updated financial data to 113-16-007
  • Deleted two projects (113-19-002 & -003)
  • Renumbered 2019 TIP projects as a result of dropped projects

Public Meeting — Draft 2019-2022 Superior Area TIP

A public information meeting will be held to review and comment on the Draft 2019-2022 Superior Area TIP :

10:30 – 11:30 am / Douglas County Government Center Atrium (located at 1316 N. 14th Street, Superior, WI)

Start of 30-day Public Comment period for draft 2019-2022 Superior TIP

The Draft document is open for review and comment through September 30, 2018 (see ‘Document’ tab, above, to view).

Project requests sent to representative agencies

Project requests were forwarded to representative agencies soliciting candidate multi-modal transportation projects for CY 2022.

Funded Projects

No projects match selected year

2019-2022 Superior TIP FINAL - Amended 1/16/19

2019-2022-SuperiorMetroTIP-AMENDED-1-16-19.pdf

Draft 2019-2022 Superior TIP - for review and comment through 9/20/18

2019-2022-SuperiorMetroTIP-DRAFT-8-2018.pdf


Programming federally funded infrastructure projects for the next four years

The Superior Area Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is designed 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?

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

We work with local communities to determine how our increasingly scarce share of federal transportation dollars are spent.  These are the projects solicited, evaluated and approved by the MIC Policy Board, as described in the timeline, below. The TIP is developed with the guidance of the MIC’s Transportation Advisory Committee and Policy Board, and prepared in cooperation with WisDOT, local transit providers and area jurisdictions as required by federal surface transportation law (FAST Act). It is made available for public comment, and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Amendments

Amendments may be made to the current, approved TIP throughout the year.  Amendments usually reflect changes that occur to programmed projects (including scope, cost and/or construction dates). Sometimes new projects may be added if new funding becomes available. The formal processes for developing and amending a TIP are specified in the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.