Plans and Programs
Some of the plans and programs of the LAPC
are listed below. Plan documents are in the sidebar on the left side. Please visit or call the LAPC office at
(608) 785-6141 for more information.
2035 La Crosse and La Crescent Metropolitan Area
Transportation Plan (MTP) (September 1, 2010)
The 2035 La Crosse and La Crescent Metropolitan Area
Transportation Plan (MTP) is the long-range transportation plan for the LAPC Planning Area.
Planning Area Boundary and Adjusted Urban Area (May, 2013)
The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (Updated annually,
amended frequently, see sidebar)
The TIP is a
listing of all state- and federally-funded transportation projects planned
for the La Crosse area in the next four years. Projects
proposed for funding are listed in order by primary jurisdiction and year.
The TIP includes a financing plan that shows the specific
source of funds to be used for each project listed. The amount of funding
programmed each year by source is believed realistic based upon past trends
and the expected availability of federal, state and local funds.
Annual listings of funding obligated for transit and
non-transit projects are received from the state Departments of
Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. These lists are
available from the table of documents on the left of this page.
Prioritization Criteria for STP-Urban and Transportation
Alternatives Program (
The LAPC prioritizes projects submitted
for the STP-Urban and Transportation Alternatives Programs. The
criteria used to develop the prioritizations are:
STP-Urban Prioritization Criteria (May, 2011)
Transportation Alternatives Criteria (August, 2013)
The Planning Work Program (PWP)
The Planning Work Program for the La Crosse
Planning Area presents the entire range of planning activities that
the LAPC proposes to undertake during
the next two years along with staffing and budget information.
The Public Participation Plan (PPP)
(January 16, 2013)
The Public Participation Plan
presents how the LAPC involves the public in the transportation planning process. The plan
includes information on the LAPC's target audience, environmental justice
analysis, the advisory committees structure and methods of outreach used in
the planning process.
The Title VI and Non-Discrimination
Program / Limited English Proficiency Plan (For Approval November 19, 2014)
The Title VI and
Non-Discrimination Program / Limited English Proficiency Plan (Title
VI Program) gives assurances and describes how no person shall, on the
grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability/handicap,
limited English proficiency, or income status, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected
to discrimination under any LAPC program or activity.
2035 Coulee Regional
Bicycle Plan (May 19, 2010,
Bicycle Plan Supplement, July 25, 2012)
The Coulee Regional Bicycle Plan identifies
significant bicycling corridors, recommends treatments that accommodate all
classes of bicyclists and includes maps and resources to aid local planning
agencies in bicycle planning. The Bicycle Plan Supplement recommends
a bicycle/pedestrian facility along I 90 across the Mississippi River.
I 90 Corridor Bike Ped Coordination Report (January, 2014)
In December 2013, the La Crosse Area
Planning Committee (LAPC) engaged Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®)
to assist in facilitating and documenting agency coordination efforts
for future bicycle/pedestrian accommodations on Interstate 90 (I-90)
from United States Highway 14/61 (US 14/61) in La Crescent, Minnesota to
Exit 3 in La Crosse, Wisconsin (I-90 corridor), a distance of
approximately three (3) miles.
There are many current and planned
improvement projects on the I-90 corridor, including current
reconstruction of the Dresbach Bridge, County B and BW improvements,
Wisconsin Welcome Center improvements and Exit 3 reconstruction. These
agency coordination meetings were initiated in order to continue
inter-agency coordination to ensure future bicycle/pedestrians
accommodations are not prohibited along the corridor as these and future
projects are completed.
of work included preparing, coordinating and facilitating two (2) agency
coordination meetings; documenting the results of the coordination
efforts; and outlining recommendations and action items needed to
develop a long-term plan for the eventual consideration of
bicycle/pedestrian accommodations on the I-90 corridor.
The coordination report will be used as a
planning tool to advance bicycle/pedestrian discussions and
accommodations on the I-90 corridor by:
accommodations on I-90 corridor are included in future state,
regional, and local plans.
Identifying potential issues and concerns expressed by agencies.
Identifying future planning, and environmental documentation
Identifying potential funding options for future planning efforts.
Recommending action items and next steps to continue progress.
La Crosse Sewer Service Area Water Quality Management Plan
2013 - 2035 (January 16, 2013, Approved by DNR March 5, 2013)
The La Crosse Sewer Service Area Water
Quality Management Plan provides background information on the
provision of sewer service in the La Crosse and La Crescent area and
delineates the areas that may be served. all permits for
wastewater treatment facilities, interceptors and sewer extensions must
be in conformance with this plan.
2008-2105 Transit Development Plan for the La Crosse
Municipal Transit Utility (TDP) (May 16, 2007)
The TDP is a multi-year plan and program for the public transit provider
for the La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility (MTU). The TDP includes an
inventory of MTU's existing facilities, an assessment of MTU's operations
and quality of service, and recommendations for improving transit service
and rider accessibility. Click the following links for TDP documents
TDP Proposed Fixed Routes Plan
Map (.5 MB)
TDP Impact of Proposed Changes Map (6 MB)
High Speed Rail Planning for the La Crosse Area
Recommendations for improvements to
Amtrak passenger rail service to La Crosse.
Feasibility Study for the La Crescent Bikeway/Shared Use Trail,
La Crescent, Minnesota (January 2009)
summarizes the findings of a feasibility study for a shared
use (bicycle and pedestrian) trail along the USH 14/61 corridor between La
Crescent and Interstate 90 at the Dresbach Bridge interchange. The
study considers three alternatives and includes challenges, advantages and
cost estimates for each. The alternatives include:
Alternative A - Continued use of the existing 10-foot paved
shoulders on the east and west sides of USH 14/61 as a designated bikeway.
Alternative B - A new shared use trail between the highway
and the river bluffs to the west.
Alternative C - A new shared use trail between the highway
and the railway corridor to the east.
La Crosse County Roadway Plan (October 2007)
The La Crosse County Roadway Plan investigates and
provides recommendations for the impacts of increased traffic volumes and
residential and commercial growth on the County's roadway network.
Recommended roadway improvements focus on improving facilities expected to
become more congested, improving connectivity in developing areas, and
reconstructing substandard road facilities.
In addition to roadway improvements, the study includes a
"toolbox" of access management strategies, Complete Street design concepts
and traffic engineering guidelines.
Here is the study document in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) form:
1: Introduction (6 MB)
2: Highways, Collectors, and Intersections (11 MB)
3: Access Management Strategies (6 MB)
4: Street Design Standards (36 MB)
5: Traffic Engineering Toolbox
6: Implementation and Conclusions