In November 2013, the Longview MPO planning area boundary was expanded due to the increase of the 2010 Census designated urbanized area. In accordance with 23 U.S.C. §134 and 23 C.F.R. §450.312, a metropolitan planning area boundary shall, at a minimum, encompass the entire existing urbanized area and the contiguous area expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period for the metropolitan transportation plan.
- The Metropolitan Planning Area includes portions of Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties and the cities from Longview to Gladewater, Union Grove, East Mountain and Lakeport.
- The MPO plans for 260 sq. miles in East Texas.
- According to the 2010 Decennial Census, there are approximate population of 123,000 in the MPO’s planning area.
- Please review our FY 2017 Annual Project Listing. Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: highway, grouped projects, transit and bicycle & pedestrian.
- Please review two additions to the 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
- Please review our MPO Unified Planning Work Program for FY 2018 and FY 2019 that outlines transportation planning activities and studies for MPO staff.
- The 2017 - 2020 Longview MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) revisions have been adopted and the updated document can be found here. The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
- The new FM 2275/George Richey Road extension (Phase I) from McCann Road to US 259 in Longview is now open to traffic. Click here for more information.
- The Longview MPO Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for FY 2016 and FY 2017 has been revised and is available for review. The UPWP outlines MPO transportation planning activities and studies for a two-year period.
- 2015 traffic count data is now available for the greater Longview area. Traffic count data was gathered in late 2015 and was funded by the Longview Economic Development Corporation. A printable 2015 Traffic Count Map and an 2015 Traffic Count interactive map are now available.
- Please review our FY 15 Annual Project Listing. Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: roadway, transit, bicycle & pedestrian and grouped projects. Click here to see the report.