Six-Year Improvement Program

Section 33.2-361 of the Code of Virginia requires that a public hearing be held prior to the allocation of any transportation funds. The Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) is a document that outlines planned spending for transportation projects proposed for construction development or study for the next six years.

The SYIP is updated annually and is the means by which the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) meets its statutory obligation under the Code of Virginia to allocate funds to interstate, primary, secondary and urban highway systems, public transit, ports and airports and other programs for the immediate fiscal year.

The SYIP also identifies planned program funding for the succeeding five fiscal years.

The CTB allocates funds for the first fiscal year of the SYIP but the remaining five years are estimates of future allocations. Fiscal years start on July 1 and end on June 30.

The CTB updates the SYIP each year as revenue estimates are updated, priorities are revised, project schedules and costs change, and study results are known.

Development of the SYIP begins in the fall and the Virginia Department of Transportation hosts a series of meetings seeking public comment with various other multi-modal transportation agencies.

Each Spring, a DRAFT SYIP is presented to the CTB and made available for public comment.  The DRAFT SYIP will be presented to the CTB at their April 15, 2015 meeting and made publically available at that time.

Comment on the Six-Year Improvement Program
and HB2 Draft Policy Guide

You may comment in several ways and throughout the year. You may attend one of the public hearings and submit your written comments during the hearing.  Additionally, your input is also needed on a how transportation projects should be scored through a new prioritization process that is being developed.  This process will help determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis. You can find out more about the prioritization process by visiting

Additional information will be made available on April 15, 2015.

FY2016-2020 Draft SYIP Public Hearing Dates and Locations

Meetings will begin at 6 p.m. at all locations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Blue Ridge Community College,
Plecker Center
for Continuing Education,
One College Lane,
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Holiday Inn Downtown
601 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hampton Roads Planning District Commission
723 Woodlake Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Get directions >>

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

VDOT Northern
Virginia District Office
4975 Alliance Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Get directions >>

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Northside High School
6758 Northside
High School Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Get directions >>

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Germanna Community College
Center for Workforce & Community Education
10000 Germanna Point Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Get directions >>


Monday, May 4, 2015

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210
Get directions >>


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Thomas J. Fulghum
Conference Center
Chesterfield Career & Technical Center at Hull Street Road
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA  23112
Get directions >>


Monday, May 11, 2015

Germanna Community College
Daniel Technology Center
18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Get directions >>

If you are unable to attend a hearing, you may submit your comments to VDOT or DRPT by mail or email by May 22, 2015.

Mail VDOT project comments to:

Infrastructure Investment Director
Virginia Department of Transportation
1401 East Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219


Email your comments to

Mail DRPT project comments to:

Public Information Office
VA Dept. of Rail and Public Transportation
600 E. Main St., Suite 2102
Richmond, VA 23219


Email at


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