MSTIP 3d Funding Program

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The Major Streets Transportation Improvement Program (MSTIP) is Washington County's primary funding mechanism for countywide transportation system improvements. MSTIP funding decisions are typically made on a 5 to 6-year cycle. In July 2012, the Board of County Commissioners approved the $175 million MSTIP 3d Funding Program (Media Release). MSTIP 3d did not result in new taxes or a tax increase. It simply identified the allocation of countywide property tax revenues to transportation projects and programs over a five year period.

The MSTIP 3d program's parameters were consistent with those set by the Board of Commissioners for prior rounds of MSTIP funding: 

General MSTIP program parameters:

  • Improve safety

  • Remove bottlenecks

  • Major roads used by many residents

  • Address multiple transportation demands (cars, trucks, bicycles, pedestrians, transit)

  • High local government priorities

  • Geographic balance - ensuring MSTIP benefits residents throughout the county

Key elements of the MSTIP 3d program:

  • $160 million for 19 multi-modal road projects

  • $10 million for replacement of deficient rural bridges

  • $5 million "Opportunity Fund" to leverage other local, state and federal transportation funding

  • $500,000 for advanced traffic management systems improvements


MSTIP 3d process/schedule:

  • In early 2012, county staff began working with the Washington County Coordinating Committee (WCCC)—a group of elected county and city officials that provides transportation policy input to the Board of County Commissioners—to compile a list of potential MSTIP 3d projects.

  • In March 2012, an open house and an online virtual open house were held to solicit public input on the candidate projects. More than 400 public comments were summarized and provided to the WCCC and Board for their consideration.

  • On July 9, 2012, the WCCC forwarded its recommendation to the Board on approximately $160 million in multi-modal road projects.

  • On July 24, 2012, the Board adopted the MSTIP 3d Funding Program.


Stay informed; tell us what you think

We will be working to keep the public updated as MSTIP 3d projects progress through the project development and construction phases. We invite you to stay informed and provide your input. 

  • View our MSTIP overview page.

  • Find out about current and upcoming County road work by visiting

  • Keep up to date with all current Washington County transportation capital improvement projects, including MSTIP 3d projects, on our Transportation Projects page. You can select any project to to obtain more information on its funding.

  • You can also sign up to receive periodic e-mail updates on specific road projects. Visit the "Transportation Projects" section of our eSubscriptions page periodically and sign up for any current projects you are interested in.

  • Sign up for periodic MSTIP e-mail updates to be notified when additional information is posted to our MSTIP web pages.

  • E-mail questions or comments anytime.

Related documents

The following documents provide additional information about MSTIP 3d: