Metropolitan Planning Organization for the La Crosse, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota Area 

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2035 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) (September 1, 2010)
2015 - 2016 Planning
Work Program
(July 16, 2014)
2014 - 2015 Planning Work Program (October 4, 2013)
I 90 Corridor Bike Ped Coordination Report (January, 2014)
2015 - 2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Project List (September 10, 2014)
2014 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Project List (July 17, 2014)
2014 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Grouped Project List (July 17, 2014)
2014 - 2017 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) Document (For November 20, 2013)
2013 TIP Obligated Project List (March 18, 2014)
Public Participation Plan (January 16, 2013)
Title VI Program (March 20, 2013)
2035 Coulee Regional Bicycle Plan (May 19, 2010) (Supplement) (July 25, 2012)
 2008 -2015 Transit Development Plan for the La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility (TDP) (May 16, 2007)

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)

Coulee Vision 2050

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) (Updated annually)

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 (March 20, 2013)

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.

The scope 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:

  • Ensuring bicycle/pedestrian 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 options.

  • 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 and maps:

TDP Document (4.5 MB)
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)

This report 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:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1: Introduction (6 MB)
Chapter 2: Highways, Collectors, and Intersections (11 MB)
Chapter 3: Access Management Strategies (6 MB)
Chapter 4: Street Design Standards (36 MB)
Chapter 5: Traffic Engineering Toolbox
Chapter 6: Implementation and Conclusions



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