Grand Valley Metro Council

Transportation Improvement Program

Transportation Improvement Program

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies proposed projects developed by local agencies in accordance with the joint regulations of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These regulations establish the TIP as the programming phase of the overall continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative (3C) planning process. This planning process includes local jurisdictions, transit agencies, and state and federal transportation officials. All federal monies returned to the Grand Rapids metro area from the federal fuel tax are distributed through this process. 

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements for Section 5307 public involvement.    

FY2020-2023 TIP Development Updates


The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) is seeking comment on the project lists in the draft fiscal year 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP document describes transportation projects for the next four years. Specific projects include road resurfacing, road reconstruction, bridge replacement, intersection improvements, intelligent transportation system upgrades, as well as non-motorized and transit-related projects.* The complete draft list of transportation projects is available below, along with a corresponding map.  

A public meeting to discuss the draft project lists is scheduled for:

Monday, March 25
5:30 pm
Rapid Central Station
250 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

The meeting will be livestreamed on GVMC’s Facebook page and results of GVMC’s air quality and environmental justice analyses will also be available. MDOT will provide an opportunity to comment on the State Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRTP) at the meeting as well. To view the press release about this opportunity, please click here.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services and those in need of translation or interpreter assistance should contact GVMC to request accommodations for the meeting by March 20, 2019.

If you are unable to attend, please send your comments on the project lists to Laurel Joseph by email:, phone: (616) 776-7610, or submit them online using the “submit a comment” button above by Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Comments can also be mailed to GVMC: 678 Front Ave NW • Suite 200 • Grand Rapids • MI • 49504.

*The inclusion of a specific project does not guarantee construction


The consultation period for the FY2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) has begun! Grand Valley Metropolitan Council (GVMC) is seeking input on the Fiscal Year 2020-2023 TIP from Federal, State, Tribal, and local agencies responsible for land use management, natural resources, environmental protection, conservation and historic preservation in order to foster cooperation and promote communication with these organizations.

GVMC is asking that consulted organizations look over the proposed project lists below and the corresponding map and compare them with any projects or planned projects that their organization may be undertaking. (For example, using inventories of natural or historic resources, please note if there are transportation projects that will interact or interfere with your organization’s future policies or programs.) Then, we ask that you provide your analysis of the information provided, including your opinion of how well the information was presented and the mitigation strategies you would offer to limit the impact of proposed transportation projects on the environment, your organization’s plans, or people that you serve.

Draft TIP 2020 - 2023 Project Interactive Map

Draft TIP 2020 - 2023 Project Interactive Map


Comments or concerns regarding these projects should be submitted to Andrea Faber by Friday, March 8, 2019. Comments can be mailed to the address below, submitted over the phone (616.776.7603), or by email (    

Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
Attn: Andrea Faber
678 Front Ave. NW, Ste. 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


GVMC staff is available to meet with you to compare your future plans with our draft project lists or to address your concerns on Wednesday, February 13, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at our office (see address above). If you are unable to attend this meeting but would still like to meet with GVMC staff in person, please contact Andrea Faber at 616.776.7603 to schedule an appointment.

For more information about GVMC, the TIP, and the consultation process, please click here.

After the consultation period concludes, GVMC will make the draft project lists available for public comment. Please watch for additional details to be posted in March.

GVMC Beginning Development of the Transportation Improvement Program 2020-2023

GVMC will begin developing the FY2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in early December, 2018. Transportation Programming Study Group meetings are scheduled for Monday, December 3 and Wednesday, December 5, and transportation projects will be selected at these meetings. Both meetings will take place at 9:00 am at GVMC. The TIP document describes transportation projects from 2020-2023 within Kent and Eastern Ottawa Counties. Please see below for maps of deficient transportation facilities that will be considered for improvement during the TIP development process, and stay tuned for information on upcoming public meetings, public comment opportunities, and updates, which will be posted as they occur. You can also view our press release for additional information.

If you have any questions about the TIP process, please email Laurel Joseph, Transportation Planner, or call (616) 776-7610.

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids for services and persons requesting translation or interpretation assistance should email Andrea Faber or call (616) 776-7603.

Draft TIP 2020-2023 Deficiencies Interactive Map Viewer

Draft TIP 2020-2023 Deficiencies Interactive Map Viewer


GVMC Transportation Improvement Program 2014-2017

To view the list of deficient projects considered for improvement during the TIP development process, please click here. To view the list in map form, please click here
* available upon request

All comments should be sent to Laurel Joseph.

Federally-Obligated Projects

Federal transportation legislation requires an annual listing from urban areas detailing what projects received federal transportation funds the previous year. The list, linked below, encompasses all federally-obligated projects for the Grand Rapids metropolitan area for the year. Contact Laurel Joseph, Transportation Planner, if you have any questions on this list.

Click here for archived TIP documents

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