Planning News


C-PCTS MPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update Public Meeting August 1st, 2024

The Columbus-Phenix City Transportation Study Metropolitan Planning Organization (CPCTS MPO) is updating its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) to reflect transportationinfrastructure and policy needs through horizon year 2050. The MPO study area includes allof all of the City of Columbus/Muscogee County, Fort Moore, Chattahoochee County, and aportion of Harris County in Georgia plus the City of Phenix City, the City of Smiths Station,and parts of Lee and Russell Counties in Alabama.

QR Code to Interactive Map

Thursday, August 1, 2024
5:00-7:00 PM
Columbus Public Library – Synovus Room
3000 Macon Road
Columbus, GA 31906

Visit to record transportation concerns on the interactive map and complete a survey on transportation needs!

Persons in need of language translation, please contact the C-PCTS MPO atleast one week before the meeting.
C-PCTS MPO Project Manager: Will Johnson, Director of Planning, ColumbusConsolidated Government; E-mail:; Phone: 706-653-4116

Final 2025 Unified Planning Work Program

Tuesday July 09, 2024

The Final 2025 UPWP (Unified Planning Work Program) for the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Organization has been approved and is available for review at the link below

Final 2025 UPWP

GDOT Request for Feedback For P.I. No. 0015690 (Macon Road/Beaver Run Road Roundabout)

Tuesday June 25, 2024

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) is requesting review and feedback on the proposed project. We appreciate your participation in this process.

This project proposes to install a multi-lane roundabout at the intersection of State Route (SR) 22/US 80/Beaver Run Road at SR 22 Spur/Macon Road (SR 22 Spur). The proposed project is anticipated to reduce crash frequency and severity.

Georgia DOT has placed information about the proposed project at The information on the website is provided in place of an in-person meeting, allowing the public to review the proposed project, provide feedback, or write in with questions.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information:
To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities contact the district planning and programming liaison, Harland Smith, at or 706-741-3613.

Comments will be accepted concerning this project until Friday, July 19, 2024. Written statements may be submitted to:

Mr. Eric Duff
State Environmental Administrator
Georgia Department of Transportation
600 West Peachtree Street, NW – 16th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Fall Line Trace Trail Improvements | Public Comment Period

Thursday June 20, 2024

The Fall Line Trace Trail Improvements project is a signage and amenities enhancement plan to bring the decade-old Fall Line Trace rail trail up to modern day trail standards and match the adopted Dragonfly Trails brand. The RTP grant will provide funding support for updated signage, surface markings, trailhead enhancements, and infrastructure improvements that will make the 10.5-mile Fall Line Trace safer and improve user experience for the 170,000+ annual trail users.

For more information and to see the proposed plan click here.

Please direct all comments to

2050 Columbus-Phenix City MPO MTP Update

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is developed by CPCTS MPO every five years to provide a comprehensive framework for transportation planning and investment in the Columbus-Phenix City region. The MTP will address all modes of transportation, including walking, biking, transit, freight, and driving, to determine how to achieve the region’s goals over a planning horizon of 20 years or more. This process will result in a prioritized list of projects that improves mobility and access for people and goods.

For more information visit

Transportation Division

Will Johnson
Planning Director
(706) 225-4116

Felton Grant
Right-of-Way Coordinator
(706) 225-3939

Bailey Borkat
Senior Transportation Planner
(706) 225-3938

Michael Mixen
Senior Transportation Planner
(706) 225-3934

David Cooper
GIS Technician
(706) 225-3976

LaGranita Davis
Administration Assistant
(706) 225-3935

Planning Division

John Renfoe
Assistant Planning Director
(706) 225-3937

Rex Wilkinson
Senior Planner
(706) 225-3928

Morgan Shepard
Principal Planner / Zoning Administrator
(706) 225-3940

Claire Mitchell
(706) 225-3941