The Lawton Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is taking a look at the area's transportation needs through the year 2050. The Directions 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) will consider all modes of transportation, including motorized vehicles, public transportation, bicycles, walking, freight and goods movement, and air travel.

Directions 2050 will analyze the transportation system to determine the area's transportation needs. Those needs will then be matched with recommended transportation projects, which will be prioritized for funding. The result will be a comprehensive blueprint for effective transportation decision-making and investment choices.

Directions 2050 needs YOU! Over the coming months, community members will have opportunities to actively participate in shaping the vision and direction of the MTP. These opportunities will include digital engagement activities on this website and in-person meetings.

Planning Process

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    1 | Project Initiation and Data Gathering

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    2 | Goals, Objectives, and Performance Measurement

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    3 | Travel Demand Model Update

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    4 | Needs Assessment and Project Prioritization

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    5 | Financial Plan

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    6 | MTP Documentation

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    7 | Adoption

Major deliverables

Image showing major deliverables for Directions 2050


A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally mandated regional agency charged with carrying out a region's transportation planning processes. MPOs are required in all urbanized areas with populations over 50,000.

The Lawton MPO study area is bounded to the north by Rogers Lane/US 62, to the east by 90th Street, to the south by Coombs Road and to the west by Deyo Mission Road.

The Lawton MPO is the transportation policy-making organization that includes local elected representatives and representatives from agencies tasked transportation planning activities in the Lawton urbanized area. The Lawton MPO was created to ensure federal transportation dollars are spent based on a continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative process.

In addition to the MTP, the Lawton MPO also completes the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). For more information, see the Lawton MPO website.