Transportation System Plan

How do you get around in Grants Pass?

The City of Grants Pass needs your help updating our Transportation System Plan. The plan will help us think about how we get around town today, what changes are coming over the next 20 years, and what we need to do to keep Grants Pass a great place to live.

What is a Transportation System Plan (TSP)?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP for short) will guide how the transportation system changes in Grants Pass over the next 20 years. It helps decide which new transportation projects will be most likely to get funding, so it's important for the TSP to reflect the needs of residents and businesses. We need to hear your thoughts as the plan takes shape. Our city has two Interstate 5 interchanges so the project will also includes two Interchange Area Management Plans (IAMPs).

Decisions today will impact the future

There are currently 143 miles of city streets in the Grants Pass transportation system, as well as over 190 miles of sidewalks and trails. All of this infrastructure requires money to maintain, so we have to choose new investments carefully.

  1. MEETINGS
  2. Project-Documents

There are no currently planned meetings.

Information will be posted soon.

Get involved -

Online Open House, fall 2019: Based on what the public says in winter, the project team will build out the plan with policies, ordinances, and a list of possible projects that would get priority for funding. The fall 2019 open house will be your chance to see and comment on these ideas before they are approved by the City Council.

Past Meetings

Online from Sept 9- October 31 for public input.

Project Team

  • Consultant Project Manager: David Evans and Associates- Andrew Mortenson
  • Agency's Project Manager: Oregon Department of Transportation- Ian Horlacher
  • City of Grants Pass Project Manager: Wade Elliott- Public Works
  • City of Grants Pass Project Manager: Lora Glover- Planning/Economic Development

Citizen Advisory Committee

  • Leslie Orr: Bikeways and Walkways Committee
  • Diane Hoover: Blue Zones Project
  • Stephen Haydon: Planning Commission
  • Gerard Fitzgerald: Planning Commission

Technical Advisory Committee

  • City of Grants Pass - Planning/Economic Development: Lora Glover
  • City of Grants Pass – Public Works: Wade Elliott
  • City of Grants Pass – Public Safety: Todd Moran
  • Oregon Department of Transportation – Region 3: Ian Horlacher
  • Oregon Department of Transportation – Active Transportation: Jenna Marmon
  • Middle Rogue Metropolitan Planning Organization: Karl Welzenbach
  • Josephine County – Public Works, Airport: Eric Heesacker
  • Josephine County – Community Development: Julie Schmelzer
  • Josephine County Transit – Public Transit: Scott Chancey

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City of Grants Pass Map with Freeway Exits 55 and 58 circled