The state Department of Transportation unveiled today its draft list of road projects to get federal funding from 2017 through 2020.

Called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, the list is up for public review and comment.

The list is updated every two to three years. All federally funded projects planned for federal fiscal years 2017 through 2020 must be included.

The list is developed with the expectation of receiving some $12.5 billion in federal aid for the work. With state and local contributions,  some $33.4 billion in projects would be funded.

The draftwill be available for public review and comment through August 26, 2016.  You can see it here. It also is available for review during normal business hours at DOT’s  regional office at 50 Wolf Road in Colonie.

Comments and questions can be submitted via email to or in writing to: New York State Department of Transportation, Policy and Planning Division, 2017 Through 2020 STIP Comments, 50 Wolf Road, 6th Floor, Albany, NY 12232.

NYSDOT will review and address comments received during the public comment period.  These comments will be incorporated into the draft submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. That document is expected to be submitted in September for final approval by October 1.