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2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

What is the Long Range Transportation Plan?

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is in the process of developing a multi-modal Long Range Transportation Plan for 2045. This plan will identify and address future transportation needs and present a vision for how transportation investments and policies will serve and promote the long term growth management strategy for Polk County.

2045 LRTP Videos

About Polk TPO

The Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) works with the Florida Department of Transportation and local governments to plan and fund transportation projects that provide safe, reliable travel for all users.

Why do we need a LRTP?

Having safe, efficient, and reliable travel options are important for creating a thriving community with a strong economy. The Polk LRTP characterizes current and future transportation needs and highlights the various multi-modal recommendations to address those needs in our community.

How can I get involved?

Over the course of the 2045 LRTP development, the TPO will be conducting a number of outreach and coordination activities with community stakeholders. The TPO has created a project website, which will include meeting announcements, work products and general information about the purpose and content of the plan.

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Important Dates:

Fall 2019 (Plan Kick-Off)

  • Travel Demand Model Validation
  • Preparation of 2045 Population & Employment Forecast
  • Initiate Four Corners Plan Coordination
  • LRTP Goals and Objectives
  • Preliminary Public Outreach  Efforts

Summer Workshop

Fall 2020

  • Public Workshop: Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Click here to watch recording.
  • October 8 - Draft Plan presented to TPO Board. Review the document here: Polk 2045 LRTP Adoption Report-20201006
  • Public Comment Period: Oct. 8 - Dec. 10
  • Long Range Transportation Plan adoption hearing: Dec. 10

LRTP Community Remarks Website:

Please use the interactive maps to find projects in your area and to provide comments.

LRTP Community Remarks Map

2045 LRTP Documents

Documents will be listed here as they become available

The Polk County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) updates its Long Range Transportation Plan every five years to ensure that it includes the latest social, demographic, and economic characteristics of our community.