Draft 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

CAMPO has been in the process of updating its long-range transportation plan, known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), for the last several months.  The MTP is updated every five years, a cycle that ensures that the document reflects ever-changing community conditions and transportation needs. Projects identified in the plan are eligible for federal funding. In the past, this funding has been used for a variety of projects including re-purposing the Newbern Bridge for use on the Haw Creek Trail, improvements to Taylor Road between 25th Street and Rocky Ford Road, and safety improvements to pedestrian crossings near several schools.

Two public workshops and a community open house, plus the input of a project steering committee, have helped us understand current transportation priorities in Columbus and Bartholomew County. The draft plan is posted here for a 30-day public comment period (September 25-October 25). Please take some time to review this document and send us any comments you have. All comments will be presented to the CAMPO Policy Board as part of their review. Consideration of the MTP by the CAMPO Policy Board is scheduled for the meeting of November 8, 2021. This meeting is open to the public and may be a virtual meeting. For more details and to receive an invitation to the meeting, check our “meetings” page starting two weeks before the Policy Board meeting at https://www.columbus.in.gov/planning/campo-meetings.

Click here to view the Draft Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update. Printed copies of the plan are available for viewing at the City of Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department, 123 Washington Street, Columbus; and the two branches of the Bartholomew County Library, at 536 5th Street in Columbus, and 635 Harrison Street in Hope.

For more information, please contact Laura Thayer at 812-376-2557 or lthayer@columbus.in.gov.


Current Plan (2016)

The CAMPO Policy Board adopted the current 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan, also known as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, on November 14, 2016. The purpose of the Plan is to assess the existing transportation infrastructure in the Columbus area and develop a strategy to maintain and enhance the transportation system through the plan horizon year of 2040. The plan identifies existing transportation needs, establishes a vision, and prioritizes investments to facilitate a safe, efficient, multi-modal, and sustainable transportation system. The 2040 Plan is an update to the 2037 Plan, adopted in 2011. The five-year revision cycle ensures that the planning process reflects ever-changing community conditions. A list of amendments to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan is shown below. More information on these amendments may be found under Appendix H on page 176.

DES# 1802958: I-65 Added Travel Lanes (Approved January 7, 2019)
DES# 0501212: I-65 Added Travel Lanes (Approved March 27, 2017)
DES#1700139: SR 46 Railroad Overpass (Approved July 10, 2017)