Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Mississippi's 2010-2013 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals new road capacity projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (45 percent). Projects classified as “other”* follow at 28 percent of the STIP. Road maintenance/minor widening projects comprise 16 percent of the planned spending, and bridge maintenance/replacement projects account for 6 percent. Safety projects and transit projects** each make up 2 percent of spending. Bicycle/pedestrian projects comprise 1 percent of the STIP and bridge capacity expansion projects less than 1 percent. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2010-FY2013
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$3.00|
|New Road Capacity||$2,333.15|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$797.76|
* This category includes $1,412.5 million in unanticipated program/project cost escalations.
** Transit total does not include $872,064 in ARRA funds for transit operating assistance.
*** Mississippi’s published STIP shows some road/bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components, but these projects were not included in the document provided to TSTC by Mississippi DOT.