Review and Approval of the 2018 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Kevin PowellCity, Metropolitan Planning Organization

The UPWP is a federally required document that describes how the federal planning funds allocated to the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will be used and what planning activities the MPO staff and its consultants will undertake during the upcoming program year. This document also describes the MPO accomplishments from the current year. Approval of this 2018 UPWP by the end of 2017 is needed in order to avoid a disruption in the use of federal funds by the MPO.

The official 30-day comment period for this Draft 2018 UPWP will start on September 29, 2017 and will end on October 29, 2017. This UPWP will come before the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization for approval at their November 16, 2017 meeting. Public Comments received will be reported and considered by the MPO Policy Board where decisions pertaining to revision of this document will be made prior to final approval.

Copies of the Draft 2018 UPWP are available for public review and comments online at, paper copies are available for review at Lawrence City Hall, Lecompton City Hall, Baldwin City Public Library, Eudora Public Library and Lawrence Public Library.

Written comments may be emailed to or mailed to Jessica Mortinger at the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office, PO Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044-0708.