Long Range Transportation Plan

Walton County participates in the Okaloosa Walton Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)  The Okaloosa-Walton Transportation Planning Organization is the local, intergovernmental transportation policy board for Okaloosa County and Walton County. The board is comprised of local government officials who make decisions regarding transportation at a regional level (including Walton County Commissioners). The Okaloosa-Walton TPO is required by state and federal law to establish a cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing planning process as a corequisite to State and Federal funding.

 

The Okaloosa Walton TPO Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a blueprint for maintaining and enhancing the regional transportation system. The LRTP identifies roadway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and other improvements needed over the next 25 years. Developing the LRTP is a collaborative effort between the public, local governments, and state and federal partners.

 

The Okaloosa-Walton LRTP includes a Needs Plan and a Cost Feasible Plan. The Needs Plan is a plan that identifies all transportation projects necessary to meet future demands. The Needs Plan is reviewed and prioritized and prioritized projects are only included in the Cost Feasible Plan based on anticipated funding. Currently, forecasted revenues will not fund all identified projects.

 

The following projects have been approved by the Walton County Commission (9/23/2021) for inclusion into the Okaloosa Walton TPO Long Range Transportation Plan, specifically the Needs Plan:

South Walton

Central Walton and Freeport

North Walton and DeFuniak Springs