What is the purpose of the street/highway plan update?

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.

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.

How can I engage with the plan update?

There will be multiple opportunities to learn about the project and provide input regarding the street and highway system in the MPO area, both in person and online. We’d love to hear from you!

  • Come talk to us at the public meetings
  • Provide feedback through the online activities when available
  • Check out project reports and other materials and provide your comments
  • Sign up for project email updates below

Who is involved?

The plan update will be completed in partnership with:

  • 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
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Residents and other stakeholders