Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects and strategies that CRTPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next seven years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP. The TIP is the region’s way of allocating its limited transportation resources among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based on a clear set of short-term transportation priorities.

The TIP:

  • Is updated at least every two years;
  • Is realistic in terms of available funding and is not just a "wish list" of projects. This concept is known as fiscal constraint;  
  • Conforms with the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality (CRTPO is classified as nonattainment for ozone); 
  • Is approved by the MPO and the governor; and  
  • Is incorporated directly, without change, into North Carolina’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The process by which the NCDOT STIP is developed is known as Strategic Prioritization.

U-25077AA & R-2248G TIP Amendments & Conformity Determination

The official 30-day comment period is now closed. The Technical Coordinating Committee will address this issue at its July 10, 2014 meeting, at which time it will make a recommendation to the MPO on the matter of the TIP amendments and conformity determination. Final action will be taken by the CRTPO’s policy board on Wednesday, July 16 at 6:00 PM in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St. in uptown Charlotte. Those wishing to comment on the proposed amendments and conformity determination may do so at that time.

The two projects for which TIP amendments are proposed are as follows:

1. U-2507AA: Baucom Road Extension, Mallard Creek Road to IBM Drive
This is a new collector road and multi-use path from Mallard Creek Road to IBM Drive. It was previously identified as the IBM Connector. Its purpose is to provide better access to the local street network, improve bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and relieve left turning movements at IBM Drive/W.T. Harris Blvd and at W.T. Harris Blvd and Mallard Creek Road.

2. R-2248G: I-485/Oakdale Road Interchange
The proposed interchange is an original element of I-485. In 1999, an analysis of all proposed I-485 interchanges was conducted, and a decision was made to delay construction of the Oakdale Road interchange. In 2007, the City of Charlotte decided to pursue the interchange’s construction and the project was added to the Mecklenburg-Union MPO’s Candidate Projects List.

The comment period will end on June 20, 2014.

Public Input Opportunities:
1. Comments on the proposed amendments and conformity determination can be made during the 30-day comment period. Comments can be sent to Robert W. Cook, CRTPO Secretary in the following ways:
Mail: 600 E. Fourth St.
Charlotte, NC 28202
FAX: 704-336-5123

2. Public Meeting
A public meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, June 12, 2014
3:30-5:30 PM
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St.
8th floor, Room 801
Charlotte, NC 28202

3. MPO Meeting
The MPO is scheduled to take final action on the TIP amendments and conformity determination on July 16, 2014. The meeting will be held in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center and will start at 6:00 PM. The public may address the MPO at that time.

For more information on the Draft Conformity Report, please contact:
Eldewins M. Haynes, CCM
Air Quality Specialist
Charlotte Department of Transportation

For more information on the TIP Amendments, please contact:
Robert W. Cook, AICP
Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization


Adopted 2012-2018 CRTPO Transportation Improvement Program
(Adopted July 21, 2011)

TIP Amendments:
Periodically it becomes necessary to amend the TIP.   This may be due to the addition or deletion of a project, major changes in a project’s design or scope, schedule changes, etc. 
Click here to view a list of amendments to CRTPO’s TIP since its adoption in July 2012.


NCDOT Current STIP (updated monthly)