Welcome to the MAPO Long Range Transportation Plan Update website!


Thank you for participating in the Plan Update process!

The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) would like to thank you for visiting the Long Range Transportation Plan Update website. The final Plan update document was accepted by the MAPO Policy Board on November 5, 2020.  This marks the completion of the Plan update process. The final 2045 Long Range Plan Update and its appendices are available for review on the Plan Materials tab.

About the Plan

The Mankato/North Mankato Area Planning Organization (MAPO) completed their inaugural Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) in 2015. The LRTP serves as a blueprint for making transportation decisions and offers guidance and direction for elected leaders, citizens, economic interests, and stakeholders to achieve a shared vision for system preservation and mobility. The LRTP prioritizes improvements to coordinate preservation needs (so as to maintain the future metropolitan transportation system in a state of good repair) with mobility, safety, freight, and congestion needs to accommodate planned growth in the area. The LRTP has been financially constrained and also presents new transportation initiatives and strategies. This federally compliant plan outlines how the MAPO and its member jurisdictions will grow and manage the transportation system over the next 25 years (year 2045 horizon).

Per federal requirements, the MAPO is required to update their LRTP every five years. Public participation and agency coordination has been an important element in identifying issues and needs. Public engagement will continue to play an important role in evaluating proposed projects and in building support for the overall LRTP Update. Sign up below to receive information about the LRTP Update. 

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