SPOT Process

What’s Happening Now

  • March-April 2018–IRPO scores all projects using the adopted Local Input Point Methodology
  • SPOT releases quantitative SPOT score by the end of March 2018
  • April 2018–IRPO has a 14-day public comment period on draft Regional/Division local input scores
  • April 3-July 27, 2018–Regional Local Input Point assignment window is open (Change from original schedule)
  • July 11, 2018–IRPO assigns final Regional local input points

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NCDOT SPOT Resources

P5.0 Workgroup Recommendations

Strategic Transportation Investments video

Prioritization Resources website

SPOT 5.0 Documents

Prioritization 5.0 Project Solicitation, Local Input Point Assignment and Ranking Process

  • Final Methodology approved March 7, 2018
  • January-February 2018 – Public Comment Period–No public comments were received.

Projects Submitted to SPOT 5.0–September 29, 2017

  • Aviation
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian
  • Highway
  • Transit

Official Highway Slate

SPOT 5.0 Timeline–July 2017

SPOT 4.0 Final Documents

STI Powerpoint

IRPO Submissions Spreadsheet –November 20, 2015

Prioritization 4.0 Project Solicitation, Local Input Point Assignment and Ranking Process–January 2016 -No public comments were received.

Prioritization Resources

Draft List of Projects to Receive Local Input Points –June 2016

Scoring Matrix including quantitative SPOT scores, IRPO scores and supporting data –June 2016

Local Comment Period on Draft Lists of Projects–Regional and Division to receive Local Input Points–June-July 2016

Final Regional Points Assigned–July 2016

  • No changes from the draft Regional Point Assignments, see here
    • Technical Error: 100 points were assigned by the TAC to H141905, upgrading US 74 to Interstate standards. However, the maximum number of points allowed by SPOT is 94. The 6 remaining points will remain unassigned.
  • Final Letter to SPOT office, see here

Final Division Points Assigned–October 2016

  • Three changes from the draft Division Point Assignments, see here for the spreadsheet
  • Final Letter to SPOT office, explaining the rationale for the changes, see here

Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)–January 2017, see here


Archive (SPOT 3.0)



Updated 3/1/2018