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Region 1 STIP


Welcome to the ODOT Region 1 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program – the STIP for short. This is Oregon’s ongoing program for state and federally-funded projects to preserve and develop our state’s road, public transit, bike and pedestrian systems. The STIP outlines our transportation priorities for the next four years, and is updated every two years to keep it current. 

The STIP is managed out of our statewide office. Learn more about the STIP, the process, and regulations and requirements.

Below you will find information about: 

Future STIP: 2024-2027

Building the 2024-2027 STIP launched at the July 2020 Oregon Transportation Commission meeting. ODOT and the Oregon Transportation Commission have identified $2.1 billion in funding for the 2024-2027 STIP that will be distributed across different funding categories and programs. Learn more. 

ODOT Region 1 helps identify and develop project proposals in the Portland metro area and surrounding areas in Washington, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Hood River Counties.  Now, Region 1 is identifying potential projects to be included in the STIP, a process called scoping. The process begins with a list of priority improvements and is narrowed down through scoping. 

Funding Categories and Programs:

There are four major funding catgories in the 2024-2027 STIP:

Learn more about each funding category, programs within the categories and projects below. 

Fix-It 

The Fix-It programs fund projects that fix or preserve the state’s transportation system, including bridges, pavement, culverts, traffic signals, and others. It's the largest category in the STIP, and ODOT uses data about the conditions of assets to choose the highest priority projects. There is $827 million in funding available for this category statewide. 

Watch this video explaining the Fix-It Program and check out the Fix-It infographic to learn more.

Within the Fix-It category, Region 1 coordinates projects from the following programs:

ODOT Bridge Program

Identifies projects for funding that extend the service life of existing bridges, and, where that is not cost effective, bridge replacements. Typical bridge projects include: rehabilitation work like deck overlays, concrete repair, scour repair; safety upgrades like bridge rail replacements and screening; preservation treatments like bridge painting, and cathodic protection installed to prevent corrosion of steel reinforcement. Bridge projects are selected and prioritized based on condition information from the ODOT Bridge Management System and ODOT bridge engineers, along with input from Region Bridge Maintenance crews. Final project prioritization for OTC consideration is done by the Bridge Program and Region leadership. ​
Learn more.​ ​​

Funding for the ODOT Bridge Program, $386 million, is allocated on a statewide basis.

Local Bridge Program

ODOT's Bridge Section coordinates selection and funding of Federal Highway Bridge Program bridges through the Local Agency Bridge Selection Committee, a committee of city, county, and state representatives. Local agency bridges are prioritized using a Technical Ranking System and selected in categories of Large (30,000+ square feet of deck area), Small On-System, and Small Off-System.​ 
Learn more. 


Funding for the Local Bridge Program, $80 million, is allocated on a statewide basis.​​

View the projects​ being considered for Bridge Program funding.

There is $309 million in funding available for this category statewide.

ODOT Highway Preservation Program

Projects increase the safety of the ODOT-managed highway system by improving conditions related to the roadway surface (ruts, slick surfaces, drainage problems, cracks, and potholes) as well as funding a limited number of safety items like durable striping, guardrail, roadside obstacle removal, and slope flattening. Project selection is driven by the Pavement Management System, which tracks pavement conditions. Final project prioritization for OTC consideration is done by the Region and Statewide Preservation Program and Region leadership.

​ODOT Region 1 has been allocated $22.3 million of ODOT Highway Preservation funding. 

Interstate Maintenance Preservation Program

Provides funding for resurfacing, restoring, rehabilitating, and reconstructing most routes on the Interstate System. The program is similar to the ODOT Highway Preservation program; however, funds in the program must be spent only on the Interstate System. A significant portion of the Region’s Interstate Maintenance and ODOT Highway Preservation projects are in urban areas where traffic conditions affect the hours available for construction and the mobilization of construction teams during off-peak hours. This in turn leads to higher costs for construction in urban areas compared to projects in rural areas. 

Funding for Interstate Maintenance Preservation Program is allocated on a statewide basis.​


View the projects​ being considered for Preservation Programs funding. 

The purpose of ODOT’s Highway Operations Program is to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system. ODOT accomplishes this through implementing strategies and projects that enhance the operation and management of the system. Operations solutions provide a cost effective approach to meet the challenges presented by increased demands on the system coupled with constraints on available funding. The Region 1 Traffic and Safety section uses data driven process in concert with operational improvement studies and modeling to propose projects that will improve safety and increase operational efficiencies on the state highway and interstate system. There is $77 million in funding available for this category statewide.​

There are four sub-program areas in the Operations program: 
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems. 
  • Signs, Signals and Illumination.
  • Slides and Rockfalls.
  • Transportation Demand Management. 
Final project prioritization for OTC consideration is done by the Region Traffic and Safety Program, Region Planning and Major Projects Section, and Region leadership. ​



ODOT Region 1 has been allocated $22.1 million of Operations Program funding. Transportation Demand Management funding is allocated on a statewide basis. 

View the projects​ being considered for Operations Program funding. 



The Culvert Engineering Program provides technical support and guidance in the field of culvert design, trenchless repair technologies and fish passage design. The program administers the culvert funding program, major culvert maintenance program, and the culvert inventory and condition assessment program. Projects create, replace or enhance culverts to provide safe passage for fish or wildlife under Oregon roads and bridges.​ 

Learn more. 

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Funding for the Culvert Engineering Program, $55 million, is allocated on a statewide basis. 

View the projects​ being considered for Culvert Engineering Program funding. ​

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Safety 

ODOT’s safety allocation for the 2024-2027 STIP is distributed to the following programs: All Roads Transportation Safety (ARTS), House Bill 2017 (HB2017) Safety, and Rail Crossing Safety. There is $147 million in funding available for this category statewide. 

Within the Safety category, Region 1 coordinates projects from the following programs:

The ARTS Program is intended to address safety needs on all public roads in Oregon. About half the fatal and serious injuries occur on non-state roadways. Working collaboratively, with all road jurisdictions in Oregon increases awareness of safety on all roads, promote best practices for infrastructure safety, complement behavioral safety efforts and focus limited resources to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes in the state of Oregon. The program will be data driven to achieve the greatest benefits in crash reduction and will be blind to jurisdiction.​

View the program criteria for the 2024-2027 STIP. 


Region 1 has been allocated $24 million in All Roads Transportation Safety funding.​

House Bill 2017 (HB2017) allocated $10M per year statewide to address high priority safety needs. Region 1 was allocated about $3M per year in state funds from this program. ​​

Learn more.

Region 1 has been allocated $9 million in HB 2017 funding. ​

The Oregon Department of Transportation Commerce and Compliance Division oversees Oregon rail operations to ensure the structural safety of railroad cars, equipment, track, crossings, signals and to maintain a safe environment for railroad employees. We also monitor the safety compliance of light rail, streetcar and trolley service providers. 

Rail Safety funds are designated for highway grade crossing safety improvement projects to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries, and crashes at public railway-highway grade crossings. Region 1 does not anticipate scoping projects from the rail safety program but occasionally these funds are included in project budgets where needed. 


Funding for Rail Safety is allocated on a statewide basis.​​
View the projects being considered for Safety Program funding. 

Highway Enhance 

The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) has approved $65 million for a competitive Enhance Highway Discretionary Program (Enhance Program) for the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). There is $65 million in funding available for this category statewide. 

The Enhance Program will make operational enhancements to state highways to improve the movement of people and goods in order to enhance the economy of Oregon. The funds will be distributed around the state to eligible projects that can make tangible improvements. The OTC has dedicated at least 30 percent of the funds to rural areas, which are outside Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundaries.

Project Proposal, Review and Selection:
  • All project proposals will be generated by ODOT regions or central programs. Local governments may work with ODOT regions to develop a project proposal for a priority state highway project.
  • Prior to developing proposals, ODOT staff will meet with Area Commissions on Transportation to explain the program, set expectations, and consult with ACTs about regional priorities to allow local governments to surface proposals that ODOT will consider bringing forward.
  • The proposal form should be simple but provide enough information to assess the project and its benefits in order to make funding decisions.
  • Based on proposals, a cross-divisional and cross-regional Proposal Review Team will develop a 200% list totaling approximately $130 million in projects.
  • ODOT will share the 200% project list with ACTs and ask for their feedback and comments.
  • The Proposal Review Team will take ACT feedback and comments into account and develop a final project list.
  • The OTC will review the final project list.​
​Funding for Enhance Program is allocated on a statewide basis.

View the projects​ being considered for Highway Enhance Funding.​

Public and Active Transportation 
The Public and Active Transportation category includes a variety of programs for public transportation, pedestrian and bicycle projects, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education and infrastructure and Transportation Options programs. ODOT also provides significant funding for public and active transportation in other funding categories, such as safety, local government and ADA accessibility programs. There is $255 million in funding available for this category statewide.

ODOT’s Public Transportation Division is working to get these programs ready to offer grants and select projects on state highways. Within the Public and Active Transportation category, Region 1 helps propose and scope projects for two programs:

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Funding Program provides $45 million to address critical gaps in the state highway system for walking and biking.  This is part of a $255 million investment in the Public and Active Transportation Program.​


Program Goals:
  • Address pedestrian and bicycle gaps on the state system such as missing sidewalks, bike lanes and crossings.
  • Prioritize projects at locations that provide an equity and safety benefit.
  • Identify cost savings through leveraging with other ODOT projects such as repaving or curb ramp replacement at high priority pedestrian or bicycle locations.


Funding for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Program is allocated on a statewide basis.
The ODOT Safe Routes to School (SRTS) construction allocation is $10 million in federal funding to help reduce pedestrian and bicycle network gaps on ODOT roads within a mile of a school. “Safe Routes to School” refers to efforts that improve, educate, or encourage children safely walking (by foot or mobility device) or biking to school. Construction programs focus on making sure safe walking and biking routes exist through investments in crossings, sidewalks and bike lanes, flashing beacons, and the like. 

The Safe Routes to School Advisory Committee, or SRAC, consists of approximately 15 volunteers who have been appointed by the ODOT Director. The committee meets at least quarterly and is charged with recommending projects for funding in ODOT's Safe Routes to School Construction and Non-Construction Grant Programs. The committee is advisory to the Oregon Transportation Commission and ODOT. Region 1 will assist with development of proposed projects to refine scope and budget for programming. ​


Funding for the Safe Routes to School Program is allocated on a statewide basis.

Learn more about the Public and Active Transportation category.

Current and Past STIPs

Current Region 1 STIP: 2021-2024

In July 2017, the Oregon Transportation Commission began work on the 2021-2024 STIP. After a public comment period, Oregon Transportation Commission approval, Federal Highway Administration final approval, ODOT adopted and transitioned to the 2021-2024 STIP on Oct. 1, 2020. 

 The three-year process involved three steps:
  1. Program allocation: In December 2017, following a six-month process, the OTC approved the allocation of $2.4 billion across programs and regions, as described in a STIP update.
  2. Project selection: ODOT employs a data-driven process to prioritize “Fix-It” programs to maintain assets such as pavements, bridges and culverts and to address safety needs. Watch a video about how ODOT evaluates and prioritizes needs. ODOT staff narrow the lists of possible projects by investigating potential solutions to determine the cost and schedule for each investment. That process, known as “scoping,” took place in late 2018 and early 2019 in Region 1.
  3. Public review and OTC adoption: The OTC’s official public comment period took place in 2020. After a public comment period, the Oregon Transportation Commission finalized the list in fall 2020.

View the 2021-2024 STIP

The Region 1 2021-2024 STIP Book shows the region's project and program portfolio (organized by county) at the adoption of the current STIP cycle. This book is not updated as projects are changed or amended. View the full Region 1 2021-2024 STIP (large file). 

There are two ways to view the most up-to-date versions of the 2021-2024 STIP:

Past Region 1 STIP: 2018-2021

View the Region 1 2018-2021 STIP as amended as a PDF.


ODOT Region 1 encompasses all of Hood River and Multnomah counties, as well as most of Clackamas and Washington counties. The Region has the largest population in the state. In addition, Oregon’s largest port district, intermodal freight terminals, and the state’s only international airport also are in Region 1.

Get Involved with STIP

Region 1 Pages

Historic Columbia River Highway
ACEC/ODOT Brown Bag Lunch Series

Resources

TripCheck

Contact Us

Contact the Region 1 STIP team Region1STIP2@odot.state.or.us



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