Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a rolling 6-year plan updated annually with a focus on maintaining the existing transportation network and improving it in a thoughtful, safe manner working within the financial constraints of the Street Fund and other funding sources. The TIP covers City roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects.
Click on the links below for information about the current TIP
State law requires that the TIP be updated and adopted by elected officials annually. The City Council adopted the 2019-2024 TIP in June 2018.
Comments are accepted online at the City's new public engagement portal and can be submitted on a map of the Island, or as plain text.
- March 15-April 15: Public comment period
- May 7: City Council Public Hearing and TIP Preview
- June 4: City Council adoption of 2020-2025 TIP
The TIP typically includes the following categories:
- Residential Streets Preservation Program
- Town Center Street Improvements
- Arterial Streets Improvements
- Large patches to extend the life of arterial streets
- Asphalt overlays and reconstruction of streets
- Reinvestment in Existing Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities (PBF)
- New Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities (PBF)
- Safe routes to school
- Creation of new pedestrian and bicycle facilities (e.g. paths, sharrows, paved roadside shoulders, bike lanes, crosswalks)
- Signage and pavement markings
- Other Transportation Projects
If you have questions about the TIP process, please contact the Public Works Department at PublicWorks@mercergov.org