State transportation officials have released the results of the ratings for road and bridge projects considered by transportation engineers and stakeholders in each of the 10 transportation districts across the state. The same group will meet again later this month to whittle down the list even further before the Highway Commission considers which projects will become part of the five-year statewide transportation improvement plan. The agency’s Director of Project Development Dave Nichols says this year’s rating system is similar to the one initiated a year ago to pick what would be built with a billion dollars of Amendment Three money. Nineteen of the 46 projects considered have received a high priority rating, 10 medium, and 17 low.