The purpose of this project is to update the street and highway element of the Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP is important to Grand Forks-East Grand Forks and impacts many parts of the community, including everyone who lives, works, and travels there. An MPO is required to update its LRTP every five years, and the last update for Grand Forks-East Grand Forks was in 2013. This project will involve local contractors such as engineers, planners, concrete workers, plumbers, pipe fitters and drainage experts like, and many others.

Long-Range Transportation Plans include three elements:

Streets and Highways
Pedestrians and Bicycles

This update will communicate local investment needs and priorities for streets and highways in the MPO area and address the federal regulations in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The transit and pedestrian/bicycle elements are being addressed separately. As part of the street/highway plan update, a number of reports will be prepared and will be posted on the Resources page when available.

This plan update will be completed in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Transportation, City of Grand Forks, City of East Grand Forks, Grand Forks County, Polk County, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration