The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, known as the STIP, is Oregon’s four-year transportation capital improvement program.
The STIP identifies the funding for, and scheduling of, transportation projects and programs. It includes projects on the federal, state, city, and county transportation systems, multimodal projects (highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian), and projects in the National Parks, National Forests, and Indian tribal lands.
The Rogue Valley Area Commission on Transportation reviewed the 2018-2021 draft STIP last January at its regular monthly meeting. ACTs provide a critical communication link between ODOT and local governments, the business community, and the public.
RVACT is proposing the following projects in the 2018-21 STIP:
1. OR 99: Birch Street to Coleman Creek Culvert: replace box culvert, install transit signal prioritization on Oregon 99, and add sidewalks, bike lanes, pedestrian crossings; 2020; $7.6 million;
2. Josephine Community Transit Station Phase 1: 2020; $589,000;
3. U.S. 199: OR 99-Applegate River: grind out and replace existing pavement from milepost 69.0 to 6.9 (Grants Pass to Applegate River Bridge); 2019, $7.4 million;
4. OR 140: Bear Creek-Agate Road: repair roadway and overlay existing pavement from milepost 6.7 to 1.1; 2019, $4.9 million;
5. OR 140: Avenue G-OR62 Paving: repair road base and provide structural overlay, with new striping, pavement markers and other requirements; 2020; $130,000;
6. I-5: NB Rogue River (Homestead) Bridge: repair concrete girders, deck expansion joints and overlay the deck; 2019, $1.3 million;
7. I-5: Siskiyou Pass Variable Advisory Speed Signs: install weather responsive variable speed system and other signs for northbound traffic from milepost 4.5 to 9.2; 2019, $6.6 million;
8. Region 3 Variable Message Signs Upgrades: upgrade or construct VMS signs at Interstate 5 milepost 28.0, 29.5, 36.0, 105.0, and Oregon 62 milepost 14.0; 2021, $2.2 million;
9. OR 99: I-5 to Scenic Ave.: add traffic signal and convert roadway to three-lane configuration with center turn lane from milepost 0.4 to 1.6; 2020, $3.2 million;
10. OR 99: Ashland Pedestrian Upgrades: add street lighting at Lithia Way-3rd Street intersection and Siskiyou Boulevard-Morton Street intersection; install traffic signals at North Main Street and Water Street; add pedestrian signs and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon at Siskiyou Boulevard-Tolman Creek Road intersection; 2020; $1.1 million;
11. U.S. 199: MP 25 to Kerby: Widen highway shoulders from milepost 26.6 to 26.9; 2021, $571,000;
12. OR 140: Atlantic Ave. Intersection Improvements: improve safety at intersection with roundabout and raised median; 2019, $2.2 million;
13. Josephine County Safety Improvements: install centerline rumble strips, curve warning signs, chevrons, recessed pavement markers and replace striping on Oregon 260 and Lower River Road from milepost 1.3 to 22.2; install curve warning signs and chevrons on Oregon 99 and Rogue River Highway from milepost 0.0 to 14.9; 2019, $827,000;
14. West Valley View Road Multimodal Safety Upgrade: implement road diet east from Oregon 99 intersection; repave, restripe and upgrade bike and pedestrian facilities; 2019, $537,000;
15. OR 238 @ West Main Street Roundabout: install roundabout and raised median; 2021, $3.8 million;
16. OR 234: Gold Hill – Sams Valley Intersection: increase sign distance, add pavement markings and signs, and provide flashing beacons on Oregon 234 from milepost 10.7 to 12.6; install lighting and increase sight distance on Interstate 5 at milepost 40.9; 2021; $674,000;
17. Freeman Road @ Pine St. Intersection (Central Point): improve drainage and install raised island; enhance striping to include bike lane; 2019, $121,000;
18. Azalea Drive and Robertson Bridge Rd.: install triangle sight distance and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, improve intersection warning signs; 2019, $186,000.