CIRCLE 2050 MTP Update

The Indianapolis MPO is undergoing a major update to the region's metropolitan transportation plan (MTP). CIRCLE 2050 (Central Indiana: Reflect, Create, Lead, Excel) will include updated goals, information about regional transportation trends and projections, and an updated list of proposed major transportation projects through 2050.

To learn more about what an MTP is, check out this video.

Or visit this page to review the IMPO's current 2050 MTP. 

Add your comments on the proposed projects!
(Available 4/22/2024)
Click here to add your comments to the proposed project map

Project Milestones

  • Late Summer 2023 Public Engagement
  • Fall 2023 Develop goals, key performance indicators, and project scoring criteria
  • Winter-Spring 2024 Call for projects from IMPO member communities (In Progress)
  • Spring 2024 Public feedback on recommended project list (In Progress)
  • Summer 2024 Public feedback on CIRCLE 2050 draft plan
  • Fall 2024 CIRCLE 2050 Public Hearing & Adoption

Proposed Projects Feedback

The IMPO encourages you to submit comments on proposed major transportation projects for the region from April 22 through May 12. The projects are on an interactive map located at Comments can be added below the map. Upon the conclusion of the comment period, the feedback will be shared with the respective cities, towns, and counties for incorporation into the project design.

The map does not include bikeway or pedestrian projects, bridge/roadway maintenance projects, minor upgrades, or regular updates to transit systems. These project improvements and other project types are included in local comprehensive and thoroughfare plans. Improvements can also be found in local and regional bikeway, pedestrian, and transit plans. A full list of projects (of all types) that have received IMPO funding can be found at

Share your comments on the proposed projects! (starting 4/22/2024)

CIRCLE 2050 MTP Call for Projects

This call for projects is open from March 4, 2024 through 11pm ET, April 14, 2024. Applications are limited to INDOT and IMPO members, and are specific to "capacity expansion" project types, which include widening current roadways or adding new ones. This project type is required to be included in the Metropolitan Transportation Plan to be eligible for future IMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) funding. (Other project types can apply directly for TIP funding during open TIP calls for projects.)

All applications must be submitted via MiTIP

The current list of projects in the MTP can be found in the document here and on a map here (scroll to bottom of page).

2050 CIRCLE MTP Application Packet (zip) -- ** Instructions Worksheet updated March 6, 2024 to include additional instructions for the cost estimation spreadsheet **

View a recording of the virtual Overview / Q&A meeting that was held on Friday, March 8, 2024. 

Public Survey

The IMPO offered two CIRCLE 2050 MTP public surveys (one statistically valid) in Fall 2023, as well as holding seven focus group meetings. A summary of those results and conversations is below.  

CIRCLE 2050 MTP Public Engagement - 2023


Stay Informed

For updates and involvement opportunities on this project and others, please subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, teMPO. The newsletter includes regional project updates, upcoming educational and public input opportunities, and useful regional planning news.

To reach staff with questions or comments, contact the project manager: 

Jen Higginbotham

Jen Higginbotham