Is Roadway Construction Scheduled for your Community?
April 7, 2015
Every two years MORPC completes an update of its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a four-year program of projects and strategies to improve Central Ohio’s transportation system. The update describes how the region will use transportation funds in state fiscal years 2016 through 2019.
A Community Open House has been scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at the MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Columbus. A presentation on the TIP is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The open house will display the projects scheduled for improvement in your area. Each project will have a description, cost, the agency responsible for the improvement and the year the improvement will occur. Transportation experts on roadways, bicycle, and pedestrian projects will be on hand as well as COTA, DATABus and ODOT to answer your questions.
The projects include improvements to roadways, public transit, bikeways, pedestrian facilities,bridges, traffic signal systems and maintenance activities. The TIP also lists funding for strategies to reduce travel demand and studies that may lead to construction in later years. The TIP includes analyses of its effects on low-income residents, minority residents and the region’s air quality.
The U.S. Department of Transportation approves the TIP on July 1, after the MORPC Transportation Policy Committee adopts it in May. The approvals are necessary for the federal government to authorize the use of transportation funds in Central Ohio. The draft TIP is available on our website at