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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Superior, WI
Programming federal funds for priority transportation projects

As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, the MIC is required to maintain a financially constained Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior, Wisconsin metropolitan area.


2017-2020 Draft TIP for the Superior, WI Metropolitan Area
The Draft 2017-2020 Superior Area TIP is currently in the 30-day public comment comment period. The Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (MIC) has prepared a Draft Calendar Year 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Superior Urbanized Area. A TIP lists all roadway, rail, transit and other transportation related projects in the Superior metropolitan planning area that are scheduled to receive federal funds. Formal public comments on the draft TIP can be made beginning August 26, 2016 through September 26, 2016. To request a hard copy document contact Sheldon Johnson, who is taking all public comments at 715-635-2197. For a digital copy click here. Comments are welcomed at a public informational display to be held on Monday, September 6, 2016 from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Government Center “Atrium” (1316 N. 14th Street, Superior, WI) or at the MIC meeting on October 19, 2016 beginning at 6:30pm at the Hampton Inn, 310 Canal Park Drive, Duluth MN.

Current TIP for the Superior, WI Metropolitan Area
The current Superior Area TIP includes all federally-funded transportation projects for fiscal years 2016-2019. Click link to view document, project lists, funding amounts and amendments.

TIP Projects funded in CY 2015
Click to view a complete listing of last year's FHWA-obligated highway projects within the metropolitan planning area as well as those in the outlying areas Douglas County.

What is the Superior Area TIP?
The MIC annually develops, maintains and updates the Superior Area TIP in a process that begins in August and is completed in October. All projects are consistent with the goals and system needs put forward in the MIC's 30-year Long Range Transportation Plan.

The central feature of each TIP is the Project List, which identifies all federally funded transportation projects within the Superior section of the MIC Planning Area for the current four-year period. The Project List also identifies the federal funds that have been allocated, as well as the source and amount of local match dollars budgeted for each project, and for what years.

Projects may be amended into the current TIP throughout the year. Amendments typically add new projects or modify existing ones as new funds become available.

Due to significant variations in the TIP development processes between the two state DOTs, the MIC compiles the Superior Area TIP separate from the Duluth Area TIP. Together, they represent an integrated, prioritized program of funded improvements to the transportation system throughout the Twin Ports area.

How are TIP projects selected?
The MIC annually develops, maintains and updates the Superior Area TIP in a process that begins in August and is completed in October. Projects may be amended into the current TIP throughout the year. Amendments typically add new projects or modify existing ones as new funds become available.

TIP Amendments
Amendments to current TIPs are required whenever changes to the scope, cost or timeline for programmed projects occur. The formal processes for developing and amending a TIP are specified in the MIC's Public Involvement Plan.

All amendments and administrative modifications are either reported to or approved by the MIC Policy Board, depending on the extent of the change. TIP amendments and updated project lists are available to view by clicking the "Current TIP" link, above.

Previous TIPs
Click links to view TIP document from prior years:

2015 — 2018

2014 — 2017

2013 — 2016

For More Information
Contact MIC Deputy Director Sheldon Johnson by phone at (715) 625-2197, ext. 228 or send a message by email..



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Proctor Comprehensive Plan Update 2008

Endion Land Use and Transportation Study

Safe Routes To School Funding Applications

Northwest Superior Traffic Circulation Plan

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MnDOT Functional Classification Update

Public Involvement Plan

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