The 2010 Census reported continued growth for the area and, for the first time, the Myrtle Beach UZA (renamed the Myrtle Beach-Socastee SC/NC Urbanized Area) extended into the southern portions of Brunswick County, North Carolina. As a result, in 2012 GSATS entered into a memorandum of understanding with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), Brunswick County, and the towns of Calabash, Carolina Shores, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown. The effect of this memorandum was to create a bi-state MPO with expanded representation on the GSATS Policy Committee.
NCDOT’s Strategic Transportation Investments results may be viewed below. Simply point to a highlighted link for project information.
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2035 LRTP Highway North Carolina Project locations may be viewed on Google Maps. Simply point to a highlighted link for project information.
2035 LRTP Non-Highway North Carolina Project locations may be viewed on Google Maps. Simply point to a highlighted link for project information.
NC Prioritization 5.0
NCDOT’s Strategic Prioritization Office (SPOT) oversees a process to rank and select projects to be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). NCDOT is currently in the fifth iteration of the process, referred to as SPOT 5.0. At the beginning of the process, GSATS is allowed to submit up 13 projects for evaluation. There are three levels of funding within the SPOT process, Statewide Mobility, Regional Impact, and Division Needs. At the Regional Impact and Division Needs project level GSATS is allowed to provide local input via points assignment, which gets factored into the final project scoring. Final project selection for SPOT 5.0 is anticipated in January 2019. The SPOT 6.0 process will begin promptly in early 2019. For more information about the SPOT prioritization process visit NCDOT’s website at: https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/planning/pages/strategicprioritization.aspx