Suggest a Transportation Project Using MORPC's New Interactive Map
June 19, 2015
Tired of sitting in traffic? Would you like a bike trail close to your home? Do you have concerns about your safety as you walk across a particular intersection?
Identifying transportation needs and potential projects within MORPC’s transportation planning area is a key aspect of completing our 2016-2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).
Now and through the rest of the summer, residents who live, work and travel in the area can suggest their own project, as well as review and comment on other candidate projects using MORPC’s new interactive web map available at www.morpc.org/mtp2040
The MTP is a long-range planning document that brings together local governments from around Central Ohio and other local, state, and federal agencies to identify and coordinate transportation goals and policies over the next two decades. It will identify transportation needs, strategies, and projects, and provide the basis for how federal transportation funding will be spent to improve highways, transit, freight, bikeways, and pedestrian facilities. The planning area includes 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.
The new web map provides one more way for the public to submit or follow comments on projects already being considered. It allows you to zoom in, review details of the transportation project, and leave a comment all on the same screen. Of course, you can also suggest your own project. Possible projects include:
- New roadway or widening of a roadway
- Intersection improvement
- New or modified freeway interchange
- Other roadway projects such as roadway diet or access management
- Multi-use trail
- On-street bicycle facility
- New sidewalk
- New or improved transit service, such as bus or rail
A description and image of the types of projects can be found at www.morpc.org/mtp2040 or a copy of the map can be requested by calling 614-233-4157.