INDOT seeks public input on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program amendment

INDIANA – Please review the list of state & local transportation improvement projects being amended here. To access the project list, scroll to the bottom of the page and find the link under the heading “Draft STIP Documents.”  The link to the comment form is just below the amendment link. 

Check out this map to view current and future INDOT construction projects in your area of interest!

The public comment period is open through Sunday, October 29, 2023. Please share your comments by using this form, emailing to, or mailing to:

INDOT Attn: Cat Seely, Planning Public Outreach Manager 100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 758-TE Indianapolis, IN 46204

What is the STIP?

The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is Indiana’s four planning and construction document that lists all projects, and project phases, expected to be funded within 5 years with federal funds as well as state-funded projects that has been deemed Regionally Significant. It is prepared in cooperation with local government entities throughout Indiana, including Transportation Planning Regions (TPRs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and Regional Planning Organizations (RPOs). The STIP identifies the funding and the scheduling of transportation projects and programs by fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). It includes all state and local transportation projects funded with federal highway and/or federal transit funding along with 100 percent state funded transportation projects (including highway, passenger rail, freight, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian, and projects in the national parks).

The STIP is the culmination of INDOT’s and the MPO’s planning processes and translates the objectives set forth in INDOT’s long-range transportation plans, the Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) and Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP), asset lifecycle strategies, and Asset Teams’ business rules into committed projects for the upcoming four-year period.

The STIP is developed on a two-year cycle, amended monthly, and must be approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  Indiana is currently operating under the 2022-2026 STIP.  Visit the STIP web page to learn more!

Why is it being amended?

Periodically, changes are made to a project’s scope, cost and year of proposed construction.  Changes are made with either amendment or an administrative modification to the STIP.

Major changes to the STIP require an amendment with a public comment period. Examples are:

  • Adding a new project or phase that was not included in the current STIP
  • A significant increase or decrease in project cost
  • A change in project scope

What is an Administrative Modification?

Minor changes to the STIP can be made with an Administrative Modification. Examples are:

  • A designation number change (this identifies what year the project was accepted into the production schedule)
  • A change in project schedule whereas the timing of activities is modified to occur within an adjusted timeframe (within the 4-year funding period)

Administrative modifications are not required to be presented for public comment and are not approved by FHWA and FTA.

Why is this Important?

The STIP must be fiscally constrained.  Only projects for which construction and operating funds are available are included.  If a project is not included in a STIP, it is not eligible to receive federal funding.