2020 Project Delivery Plan

What is the 2020 Project Delivery Plan?

The 2020 update to the Project Delivery Plan represents a snapshot as of July 1, 2020 of the project specific plan for work to be delivered by the Department for state fiscal years 2021 through 2031. The update includes the following general assumptions and concepts:

  • Aligns with Legislative direction provided in the 2019-21 Transportation Budget (ESHB 2322) passed on April 3, 2020. 
  • Basis for WSDOT's 2021-23 and 2021 Supplemental Budget Submittal.
  • Provides Intent for Delivery.
  • Includes over-programming the Roadway Preservation (P1) Program.

Why a September Addendum to the Delivery Plan?

The legislature passed the 2020 Transportation Budget (ESHB 2322) with the Governor's signature on April 3rd, 2020. This budget begins to address immediate impacts of the I-976 revenue shortfalls in 19-21 by reducing the expenditure authority in the capital program by $429 million. In March the pandemic situation began to have more impacts to Washington State and on March 19th, WSDOT suspended projects due to the pandemic.  The Office of Financial Management has provided multiple memo's to state agencies regarding the revenue shortages and direction to reduce spending in 2019-21 and 2021-23.  WSDOT is still working through the delivery assumptions to reduce spending for the capital programs primarily the Connecting Washington revenue package projects.  In light of this situation the July delivery plan snapshot will not include I1, I2 and I3 connecting Washington revenue package projects.  The agency is working on delivery assumptions to reduce spending, which will be reflected in the 2021-23 and 2021 supplemental budget submittals.  Once this is completed an addendum to the "project delivery plan" will be provided in early September 2020. 

How does the 2020 Project Delivery Plan help shape transportation in Washington?

It meets the Federal Highway Administration's requirement for states to program four years of projects in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and includes all projects funded by the State Legislature. The plan is updated annually to ensure that budget changes on projects match up with enacted budgets.

What are the benefits of the 2020 Project Delivery Plan?

  • By identifying ten years of projects, we have better coordination and planning between WSDOT and local governments.
  • The plan prioritizes where project funds will be spent first; this allows us to use any extra savings or new revenue on projects that are ready to be built.
  • In addition, WSDOT commits, or obligates, the federal funding for the Delivery Plan. This qualifies Washington to receive federal funds that are redistributed annually when other states do not obligate all their funds.

What does the 2020 Project Delivery Plan look like?