Six-Year Improvement Program

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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.

Comment on the Six-Year Improvement Program 

You may comment in several ways and throughout the year. You may attend one of the public hearings or you may contact VDOT or DRPT.  

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


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Page last modified: Feb. 5, 2015