Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program (LOTCIP)

Local Transportation Capital Improvement Program

The state legislature created the LOTCIP to provide state funds to planning regions areas in lieu of the federal transportation funds allocated under the Surface Transportation Program for urbanized areas. Because the program is 100% state funded, the LOTCIP program is expected to entail fewer constraints and requirements, thereby, streamlining project delivery and constraining costs. In general, the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments is responsible for soliciting project proposals from member municipalities, reviewing applications, and ranking and setting regional priorities. The CTDOT prepared guidance for implementing and operating the program. The key program elements are:

  • Program funds are allocated to planning regions based on their proportion of state urban area population.
  • Project eligibility is limited to local roads located on the federal aid system, local bridges and non-motorized transportation enhancements.
  • The design of projects is the responsibility of the local municipal sponsor and design activities are funded totally by the municipality.
  • The cost to acquire property for the project is eligible for funding under LOTCIP or the municipality may choose to acquire their own funds. In either case, the process to acquire any property must follow state and federal regulations.
  • The LOTCIP funds will be used to pay 100% of the cost to construct the project. 

The LOTCIP program is new and its policies and guidelines are expected to evolve over time in response to program needs and directions.

Links:     LOTCIP Guidelines CTDOT                                          Current LOTCIP Projects

               LOTCIP Pre-Application Form NVCOG                       Consulting Engineer On-Call List


LOTCIP Projects by Phase

Click on a colored line to see project details. Click on arrow to see the legend