(Jackson, Miss.)—On Tuesday, December 15, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District (CMPDD) will unveil its 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan at a news conference at 10:30 A.M. at its office located at 1170 Lakeland Drive in Jackson.
The CMPDD, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for coordinating a federally-mandated transportation planning process for the Jackson Metropolitan Area, has completed the update process to develop the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan
The announcement will include remarks from Mike Monk, the CEO for CMPDD; Dick Hall, the Central District Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Transportation; and Knox Ross, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan serves as the long range plan for the metro Jackson area by identifying transportation needs for Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties. The Plan, which is updated every 5 years, identifies anticipated transportation needs in the metro-area over a 25-year period by considering:
- The current population and its projected growth;
- Where people are traveling to work and shop;
- Where future development is likely to occur creating traffic demand for residential, commercial or industrial developments;
- Where people travel to attend school; and
- What are the current conditions and capacity of the transportation system and how it will be impacted by the projected growth?
The 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan addresses three target timeframes: Stage I 2016 through 2020 for the short range Plan; Stage II 2021 through 2030 for the intermediate range Plan; and Stage III 2031 through 2040 for the long-range goals. Key components of the plan include a:
- Streets and Highways phased improvement plan
- Bicycle and Pedestrian phased improvement plan
- Traffic Congestion analysis
- Pavement Condition analysis
- Freight Movement analysis
- Regional Transit analysis