MORPC Seeking Public Input on Draft Roadway Projects for Metropolitan Transportation Plan
January 27, 2016
MORPC staff has the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) draft roadway projects, and we need your input! MORPC staff developed an interactive map for the public to view newly proposed projects and gather feedback. The map is an innovative tool for the public to use and is also an opportunity to see what other people in your community think about these possible projects. Please utilize this valuable resource at www.morpc.org/mtp2040. The draft projects include the following:
- New roadway or widening of a roadway
- Intersection improvements
- New or modified freeway interchanges
- Other roadway projects such as operational changes or access management
The Plan will include roadway, pedestrian, bikeway, and public transit facilities including improvements identified by the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) and Delaware Area Transit Agency (DATA Bus). The improvements are located in the planning area consisting of Delaware and Franklin counties.; Bloom and Violet townships in Fairfield County; New Albany, Pataskala and Etna Township in Licking County; and Jerome Township in Union County. In addition, the MTP will consider the potential effects on low-income and minority residents and include an air quality conformity analysis.
“The draft roadway projects include almost 250 miles of critical roadway expansions to be included in the MTP,” said Nick Gill, MORPC’s Assistant Director of Transportation Systems and Funding. “We encourage the public to become involved in the process by using the interactive map and providing feedback on the proposed projects.”
Comments can also be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to MORPC, 111 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Columbus, Ohio 43215, Attn: Thea Walsh, by 5 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2016.