The Marion County Transportation Improvement Program
(TIP) lists the anticipated projects throughout Marion County for a
period of five years. Projects may include total reconstruction,
resurfacing, widening, intersection improvement, traffic signal, lane
additions, or a combination thereof.
Current Marion County Transportation
Improvement Program (Effective 10/1/2013)
The TIP is revised for costs and timing on an annual basis prior to the
budget. Each time the TIP is revised it is done so to reflect the
addition of the new fiscal year, additional information that may have
gathered from the previous TIP, and new projects for that year.
The selection of projects listed in the TIP is based on information from
prior TIP's, Office of the County Engineer, Planning Department, and the
Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Long Range Plan. Basically,
reconstruction, resurfacing, widening, intersection improvements, and
turn lane projects are identified by the Office of the County Engineer.
Construction of new lanes and new roads (capacity projects) are
identified by the TPO, Planning, and Transportation Departments.
After staff in the Office of the County Engineer combines the projects
identified by the afore mentioned process, a draft TIP is prepared which
schedules the projects based primarily on the availability of funds over
the five year period. This draft TIP is then presented to the Board of
County commissioners at an open workshop for their review and comments
(if necessary). After the Board's review and input, staff revises the
TIP and it is then presented at a regular Board meeting for adoption.