Board adopts MSTIP 3e funding program

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Sponsored by: Department of Land Use and Transportation, Administrative Services/Office of the Director Division

The Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program Phase 3e (MSTIP 3e) Funding Program was adopted by the Washington County Board of Commissioners today [Oct. 4].

MSTIP has been funded by local property taxes since 1986. The Board of County Commissioners allocates MSTIP funding on a five-year cycle. The MSTIP 3e funding cycle is from Fiscal Year 2018-19 through Fiscal Year 2022-23. The MSTIP 3e program reflects a $175 million funding allocation ($35 million per year), including:

  • $160 million for 23 road projects (about $40 million per Commissioner district) that will improve travel for bicyclists, pedestrians, motorists and transit passengers
  • $7.5 million for the "Opportunity Fund" to leverage other local, state and federal transportation funding 
  • $7 million for rural bridge replacements
  • $500,000 for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements to maximize the efficiency of existing roads (advanced traffic signals, driver information signs, lane-use management, etc.)
"The MSTIP program provides us the opportunity to make major improvements to existing roads throughout the County," said Andrew Singelakis, director, Washington County Land Use & Transportation. "Projects selected for MSTIP funding must improve safety and traffic flow on major roads;and address demands for vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and/or transit."

The MSTIP 3e project list was developed following a month-long comment period in May. The public was asked to comment on a "150% Project List," which included 34 projects totaling $240 million – or about one-and-a-half times the available $160 million funding. More than 1,300 comments were received through an online open house and three in-person open houses.  

Including MSTIP 3e, the MSTIP program has funded more than 150 transportation improvement projects totaling $900 million since its inception. For more information on MSTIP and how MSTIP projects are selected, visit

To learn more about transportation funding in Washington County, visit

Washington County is committed to planning and protecting the uses of the land and to building and maintaining a great transportation system, balancing care for the natural environment, economic development, safety and community livability.

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Melissa De Lyser, Communications Coordinator