About MTP 2040

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Evansville-Henderson planning area, EMPO is required to conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, with a 20-year horizon, that results in producing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program for the region.

The MTP is a long range planning document that identifies transportation deficiencies, policies, strategies and projects over the next two decades. It is updated on a four-year cycle. EMPO coordinates the development of the MTP with local, state and federal partners. The MTP makes the Evansville region eligible to receive federal transportation funding to improve, maintain and operate highways, public transit, bikeways, sidewalks, and related facilities. Transportation projects must be included in the MTP to be eligible to receive federal funding within the EMPO planning area. The MTP is also required to show Conformity with the IDEM’s State Implementation Plan for mobile source greenhouse gas emissions.


Planning Jurisdiction

The EMPO Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) contains approximately 650 square miles in Indiana, including the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Warrick County, and a very small area of eastern Posey County. In Kentucky, the Study Area encompasses approximately 440 square miles which includes the City of Henderson and Henderson County. With a population that exceeded 200,000 in the 2010 Census, the Evansville-Henderson urban area has been designated as a Transportation Management Area (TMA).

Planning Area Map

The Plan Includes

  • Regional goals, objectives and performance measurements
  • Socio-economic trends and their impact on transportation
  • Evaluation of the current system and future needs
  • Listing of eligible regionally significant transportation projects
  • Evaluation of the future transportation system assuring that it will be fiscally balanced, meet federal requirements regarding air quality and social equity
  • Implementation strategies

MTP 2011 - 2040 Projects

Projects Map

MTP 2011 - 2040 Project List

MTP ID Road Limits Type Completed Between
15-1 E.T. Breathitt Parkway - KY 416 Interchange Modification Reconstruct 2014 - 2015
22-1 Burkhardt Rd Lincoln Ave to Lloyd Expy Widen (5 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-2 US 41-SR 62/SR 66/Lloyd Expy Interchange Modification Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
22-3 Columbia St Hirschland Rd to Cross Pointe Blvd New 2016 - 2022
22-4 Vogel Rd Burkhardt Rd to Cross Pointe Blvd New (3 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-5 Green River Rd Millersburg Rd to Kansas Rd Widen (5 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-6 Green River Rd Kansas Rd to Boonville-New Harmony Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-7 Lincoln Ave Bell Rd to Lenn Rd Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
22-8 Bell Rd SR 66 to Oak Grove Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-9 Oak Grove Rd Libbert Rd to Bell Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-10 Oak Grove Rd Bell Rd to SR 261 Widen (3 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-11 SR 61 Connector Northwest Boonville Bypass New (2 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-12 High Pointe Dr Grimm Rd to Libbert Rd New 2016 - 2022
22-13 US 60 City of Corydon Bypass New 2016 - 2022
22-14 US 60 Wathen Ln to KY 2183/ Holloway-Rucker Rd Widen (4 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-15 US 60 KY 2183/Holloway-Rucker Rd to KY 1078/Baskett Ln Widen (4 Lns) 2016 - 2022
22-16 Wathen Ln US 60 to City Limit Upgrade 2016 - 2022
22-17 KY 812/Clay St - US 41 Upgrade Upgrade 2016 - 2022
22-18 US 60 Corydon to KY 425/Henderson Bypass Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
22-19 US 60 Waverly, KY to Corydon, KY Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
22-20 US 41 - US 60 Interchange Modification Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
22-21 KY 1539/Zion-Larue Rd KY 351 to Kimsey Ln Upgrade 2016 - 2022
22-22 US 60 New Bridge over Green River at Spottsville Reconstruct 2016 - 2022
35-1 Lincoln Ave Green River Rd to Newburgh Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-2 Lincoln Ave Burkhardt Rd to Martin Ln Widen (3 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-3 Oak Grove Rd Burkhardt Rd to Cross Pointe Blvd Widen (5 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-4 Virginia St Green River Rd to Burkhardt Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-5 Mt. Vernon Ave Franklin St to Tekoppel Ave with Intersection Improvements Widen (3 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-6 Stringtown Rd Diamond Ave to Mill Rd Upgrade/ Widen 2023 - 2035
35-7 Heckel Rd Oak Hill Rd to Green River Rd Widen (3 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-8 University Parkway SR 66/Diamond Ave to Boonville New Harmony Rd New (4 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-9 KY 425/ Henderson Bypass US 60 to E.T. Breathitt Pkwy Widen (4 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-10 US 60 KY 1078/Baskett Ln to Green River Bridge Widen (4 Lns) 2023 - 2035
35-11 Green River Rd - Vogel Rd Intersection Improvements Reconstruct 2023 - 2035
35-12 Broadway Ave Felstead Rd to Barker Ave Reconstruct 2023 - 2035
35-13 Bell Rd Oak Grove Rd to Telephone Rd Reconstruct 2023 - 2035
35-14 Lincoln Ave Lenn Rd to Anderson Rd Reconstruct 2023 - 2035
35-15 North Elm St Watson Ln to 12th St Upgrade 2023 - 2035
35-ORC I-69 Ohio River Crossing: I-69 in Evansville to I-69 south of Henderson New 2023 - 2035
40-1 University Parkway Boonville New Harmony Rd to I-64 New (4 Lns) 2036 - 2040
40-2 Baseline Rd US 41 to Old State Rd Widen (3Lns) 2036 - 2040
40-3 Claremont Ave Red Bank Rd to Barker Ave Reconstruct 2036 - 2040
40-4 Red Bank Rd Broadway Ave to Upper Mount Vernon Rd Reconstruct 2036 - 2040
40-5 Boonville-New Harmony Rd Petersburgh Rd to Green River Rd Upgrade 2036 - 2040
40-6 Telephone Rd Bell Rd to Fuquay Rd Reconstruct 2036 - 2040

Conformity

About Conformity

Transportation Conformity is required under Section 176(c) of the Act to ensure that Federally supported highway, transit projects, and other activities are consistent with (conform to) the purpose of the approved State Implementation Plan (SIP). Transportation Conformity applies to areas that are designated nonattainment and those areas redesignated to attainment after 1990 (maintenance areas), with maintenance plans developed under section 175A of the Act for the following transportation-related criteria pollutants: Ozone, particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM 10), carbon monoxide (CO), and nitrogen dioxide (NO 2). Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that transportation activities will not cause new air quality violations, worsen existing violations or delay timely attainment of the relevant National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The Federal Transportation Conformity regulations (Federal Rule) are found in 40 CFR part 93 subpart A, and provisions related to conformity SIPs are found in 40 CFR 51.390.

Based on air quality monitoring data gathered between 2006 and 2009, Southwest Indiana (Evansville area) was re-designated to a maintenance area for the annual PM2.5 1 National Ambient Air Quality (NAAQS) by the USEPA on September 27, 2011 (FR Vol. 76, No. 187). The southwest Indiana PM2.5 maintenance area includes the counties of Vanderburgh and Warrick in the MPO boundary area. The attainment maintenance area also includes a donut area adjacent to the MPO boundary comprised of Dubois County, the township of Montgomery in Gibson County, Washington Township in Pike County and Ohio Township in Spencer County. Figure 1 shows the maintenance area designated by USEPA for PM2.5


Conformity Area Map

The major components of a conformity determination include

  • Interagency Consultation
  • Public Involvement
  • Latest Planning Assumptions and Emissions Model
  • Regional Emissions Analysis
  • Motor Vehicle Emissions Budget
  • Fiscal Constraint