Transportation Improvement Plan

An image of the TIP documentIn accordance with RCW 35.77.010, all cities and towns are required to prepare and adopt a comprehensive transportation program annually that spans at least six calendar years. This comprehensive transportation program is typically called a Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The TIP identifies transportation projects that the City may not have funding for but would like to build sometime in the future. The six-year TIP must also be consistent with any adopted comprehensive plan. The annually adopted TIP should be transmitted to the Washington State Secretary of Transportation. Although not required by the RCWs, the City also sends a copy of the TIP to the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), the regional body that coordinates the transportation plans of individual entities within King, Snohomish, Pierce and Kitsap counties.

The TIP usually includes projects valued at $25,000 or more and, in accordance with state law, must cover a six-year period. The City updates its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) as part of its biennial budget process, so the proposed TIP covers a seven-year period in order to comply with the six-year reporting requirement. Projects that have funding allocated to them within the next 6-year period are included in the City’s CIP.

When a TIP is updated, a Public Hearing is typically scheduled. Citizens have the right to present written and/or oral testimony at the hearing, may submit comments in writing to the City Clerk prior to the hearing at, and may ask questions concerning the property tax and EMS levies.   

View the City of Mill Creek's Current 2019-2024 TIP.
View the City of Mill Creek's Proposed 2020-2025 TIP.