Public invited to comment on transportation projects across Central Indiana

| Monday, March 22 | 12:00AM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 22, 2020

Public invited to comment on transportation projects across Central Indiana

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (IMPO) is seeking public comments on projects submitted for its 30-year Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

A long-term plan for the region’s investment in major road and transit projects, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is updated every four years. It includes projects proposed by IMPO-member cities, towns, and counties in the region, sorted into implementation time periods based on how much transportation funding will be available in the future. Being included in the plan makes these major projects eligible to compete for federal funding assistance from the IMPO.

All projects submitted for the MTP are regionally significant and would expand the capacity of the region’s transportation system by adding lanes to existing roadways, building new roadways, or implementing major transit improvements. The IMPO also plans for and recommends improvements for other modes of transportation, including bicycling and walking, through other planning products. Those can be found at www.indympo.org/bikewalk.

For the MTP, 18 cities, towns, and counties in the IMPO’s planning area, as well as INDOT and IndyGo, submitted 132 projects located in six of the region’s eight counties. The IMPO will score each submission to determine the project’s potential impact on regional transportation.

A map that provides individual project information and allows comments to be directly added to submitted projects can be viewed at www.indympo.org/comment. Project comments can also be sent to Jen Higginbotham at Jen.Higginbotham@IndyMPO.org or by leaving a message on the IMPO’s comment line at 317.327.8601. The IMPO is requesting early feedback on the submitted projects, which will be shared with the communities who submitted the projects.

The public is invited to comment on the submitted projects from March 22 through April 2, 2021.

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IMPO Media Contact:Jen Schmits Thomas, 317-441-2487, jen@jtprinc.com