Federal Highway Administration approves Alaska DOT&PF STIP

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued an approval of the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) four-year spending plan. FHWA identified six out of the 234 projects and programs submitted, to be addressed in subsequent amendments.

The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or STIP, represents over $5 billion of transportation investment the state, including upgrades to Alaska’s highways, bridges, ferries, transit systems, bike lanes, pedestrian facilities, and safety improvements.

The March 27 correspondence can be found here.

“We appreciate the federal agencies considerable engagement on the March 1 submittal, and the DOT&PF staff for putting together this new STIP in record time,” said DOT&PF Commissioner Ryan Anderson. “Alaska’s project development will continue seamlessly, and our upcoming construction season will be robust.”

DOT&PF will consult with FHWA on the six remaining projects and programs, and the federal findings for future STIP amendments and project approvals.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”