LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas State Highway Commission released the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years 2019-2022.

The public is invited to review and comment on the document through July 25.

The projects listed are the state’s overall highway and transit programs and encompass all areas of the state. With respect to urban areas greater than 50,000 in population, MPOs have included individual projects in their Transportation Improvement Programs. For additional information on projects located within an MPO area, the MPO may be consulted, according to a news release.

This program is consistent with the state’s long range plan and includes roadway, bridge, safety, intersection improvement, and transit projects. This document is prepared in response to Title 23 United States Code, Section 135 – Statewide Planning Requirements, as continued by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The STIP may be downloaded from the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) web site at: . The STIP may also be reviewed at the ArDOT’s Central Office or district offices, the State Clearinghouse, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Offices, or the local Planning/Economic Development District Offices.

Copies of the Draft STIP are also available by mail when requested through ArDOT’s Program Management Division at 501-569-2262.

All comments regarding the STIP should be submitted in writing to: Kevin Thornton, Assistant Chief Engineer – Planning, Arkansas Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 2261, Little Rock, AR, 72203.