PA Department of Transportation’s Statewide Procedures for 2017-2020 STIP and TIP Modifications
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes a set of procedures to be used in the Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study (SVATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for processing modifications to the 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This document adheres to the procedures set forth in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s MOU for their Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
A Betterment consists of surface treatments/corrections to existing roadway [preferably within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT’s) right-of-way] to maintain and bring the infrastructure to current design standards for that classification of highway. This may involve full depth base repair, shoulder widening, increased lane widths, correction of super-elevation, as well as, drainage improvements and guide rail updates