- See Other Plans and Studies at Planning and Community Development Department
The Major Transportation Corridor Plan is a critical step in creating effective and efficient transportation infrastructure that is ready to meet future needs. Well in advance of a road or bridge design and construction, recommendations from the plan address and prioritize community needs such as road improvements to accommodate new development, connections between rural and urban areas, right-of-way preservation to accommodate long-range needs, and options to serve other means of travel such as walking and biking. The Plan process allows El Paso County to adequately prepare for the future by considering what services and infrastructure is important to its citizens.
This 2016 Major Transportation Corridors Plan (MTCP) is the long-range plan focusing on the multi-modal transportation system in unincorporated El Paso County. The Plan will provide:
- an updated vision for future transportation,
- a prioritized list of transportation improvements,
- a funding plan for ensuring adequate resources to build the future transportation system,
- a look at multimodal transportation needs,
- a long-term right-of-way preservation plan for each roadway corridor,
- policies and strategies to implement the plan, and
- a basis for the Road Impact Fee.
The 2040 Major Transportation Corridors Plan (MTCP) was approved by the El Paso County Planning Commission on December 6, 2016 and consent was given by the Board of County Commissioners on December 15, 2016.
The MTCP and its primary components can be accessed below:
- MTCP Report (17.3 MB PDF) – This documents the public and technical processes for developing the Plan and the results of those efforts.
- MTCP Reduced Size Chapters for quicker downloads:
Chapter 1 – Background and Context & Chapter 2 – Community Engagement
Chapter 3 – Growth in the County & Chapter 4 – 2040 Major Transportation Corridors Plan
Chapter 5 – Multimodal Transportation & Chapter 6 – Corridor Preservation Plan
Chapter 7 – Funding Analysis & Chapter 8 – Implementation
- Map of 2040 Roadway Network Functional Classifications and Lanes
- Map of 2040 Roadway Improvements
- Map of Bicycle and Pedestrian Network and Improvements
- Table of 2040 Roadway and Multimodal Improvements
- 2060 Corridor Preservation – This map identifies the necessary right-of-way for preserving transportation corridors well into the future