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About LCATS

What We Do

The Licking County Area Transportation Study (LCATS) is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Newark Ohio urbanized area and conducts a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive multimodal urban transportation planning process.

An MPO must conduct a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3-C) urban transportation planning process that results in plans and programs that consider all transportation modes and supports metropolitan community development and social goals. These plans and programs shall lead to the development and operation of an integrated, inter-and intra-modal transportationsystem that facilitates the efficient, economic movement of people and goods

Mission

The main goal of LCATS is to utilize federal transportation funds that are available to the area to produce the most efficient transportation system possible. These funds can be used for studies, projects and improvements, including federal-aid roadways, bridges, transit and enhancement projects. Ensure the transportation system in Licking County supports and encourages appropriate economic development and social activities, while maximizing the efficient use of our natural and human resources and minimizing adverse impacts upon the natural and built environments.

News

With the conclusion of the Multi-Use Trail project an abundance of support was expressed towards different trail sections. As it suggests, opportunities must be explored when the chance arises. Currently the desire to extend the Goosepond trail to the Health Department, complete with parking and trailhead facilities, has been expressed. The connection will not only provide another trailhead but will also link the Health Department, via alternative means of transportation, to the community. This plan will identify the deficiencies/efficiencies of trail construction and the alignment of the trail in coordination with key players.

Currently the Newark City Engineer’s office is planning the replacement/rework of the Ohio Street Bridge. This bridge is a main component of the “Newark Sewer Project to Riverview Preserve” as listed in the 2014 Licking County Multi-Use Trail Plan and has been renamed ‘Riverview Trail’ for this plan. This plan will identify the deficiencies and efficiencies of trail construction and identify the alignment of the trail in coordination with key players.

This is the Licking County Transportation Study (LCATS) formal presentation to the Ohio Department of Transportation's Transportation Review Advisory Council (TRAC). The 9-minute video captures comments, aerial videos, graphics, and the formal request for the state to fund the State Route 16- Cherry Valley/Thornwood Drive Interchange.


Cyclicking is a program that holds events each year to help the public gain awareness of the history, architecture, and the bike trail system that Licking County provides. Please come out and join us for one of the many events we hold each year!

"This spring, ODOT is embarking on a $2.5 billion construction season – the largest ever – fueled by millions of dollars generated by Gov. Kasich’s Ohio Jobs and Transportation Plan. By unlocking the revenue potential of our Ohio Turnpike asset, the governor’s plan has eliminated decades-long delays on some of Ohio’s most anticipated transportation projects."ODOT

Documents

2013 County Road High Crash Locations for Licking County. Maps are provided by ODOT and used for infrastructure development purposes.


LCATS traced the funding and implementation of surface transportation projects and programs in the past and reported the progress of projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This report is intended to meet the requirements of MAP-21 as noted above. LCATS uses Ohio’s State Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014) for reporting.

Contact

How do you find us?

We are located in the city of Newark,Ohio next to the courthouse

Contact:

Licking County Area Transportation Study

Email:

lcats@lcounty.com

Address:

20 S Second St Newark, Ohio 43055

Phone:

+ 740-670-5200

Fax:

+ 740-670-5197