Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of West Virginia's 2011-2016 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that road maintenance/minor widening projects account for the largest chunk of planned spending (29 percent). Bridge maintenance/replacement projects follow, making up 26 percent of the STIP. New road capacity projects comprise 18 percent of the planned spending. Projects classified as “other,” which include unspecified spending and administrative projects, account for 17 percent. Safety projects make up 5 percent, and transit projects* ** 3 percent. Bicycle/pedestrian projects account for 2 percent of the planned spending. Bridge capacity expansion projects make up less than 1 percent of the STIP. No road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) were identified. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2016
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$14.71|
|New Road Capacity||$559.65|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$918.30|
* Transit total includes $5.34 million in ARRA grants to 11 West Virginian transit providers. The use of these grants (capital or operating) was not specified in the STIP.
** The STIP does not include state and local contributions to federal transit assistance.
*** Total does not include $508,500 for projects in federal fiscal year 2017.