Staff evaluates all eligible priority projects for Marion County based on policies of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and TPO policies. This evaluation includes an objective and technical review of each priority based on the road's level of service, physical condition, facility type, benefit to highway network, construction cost, and scheduled work program phase. This process includes close collaboration with technical staff from the cities of Belleview, Dunnellon, Ocala and Marion County.
In recent years, the TIP has included three separate lists of priority projects: SIS, Off-system and Trail projects. Per FDOT directive, these lists have been consolidated into one list for clarity on relative priority.
The following list provides the Top 20 priorities adopted by the TPO Board on June 25, 2019, to support the development of the next Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Tentative Work Program for Marion County.