Welcome to the Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization Website

The Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization (SVMPO) is the designated transportation organization for the southeastern Cochise County region, in Arizona.  We are a policy and planning agency serving the City of Sierra Vista, the Town of Huachuca City and portions of urbanizing Cochise County, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation.  We share information and build consensus among our three-member jurisdictions on regional transportation programs, plans and projects.

This website provides you with information about our agency and the programs, plans and projects we are working on to improve your regional transportation system.

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Regional News

  • Regional Transportation Project Open House

    June 2, 2022

    The SVMPO will host a Regional Transportation Open House on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Public Library conference room.  This is an opportunity to talk with SVMPO staff about regional plans, studies and projects.  The draft five-year 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program will be available for review and comment at this Open House.   The Library is located at 2600 E. Tacoma St., east of Coronado Dr. in the City of Sierra Vista.

  • DRAFT Transportation Planning Program for Review

    June 2, 2022

    Every year the SVMPO prepares a five-year programming of future projects for the region.  The 2023-2027 Transportation Improvement Program, known as the TIP,  is now available for review and comment.  It does not include any new construction projects but does include Design phases for three regionally significant roadways in need of pavement rehabilitation or improvements.  It also includes transit projects and funding for transit operations.  The SVMPO Board will consider this five-year project programming at their regular meeting on June 22nd at 2:30 p.m. For a copy of the drafted TIP see the Regional Transportation Planning link on this website.   Comments may be submitted using our Contact Us link.

     

  • Theater Drive Corridor Study Announced

    April 29, 2022

    The SVMPO is pleased to partner with the City of Sierra Vista and Cochise County to conduct a Joint Study of the Theater Drive Corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods.  This area has a large number of people living, working, attending schools and visiting the Len Roberts Park.  Many people walk and ride their bicycles in this area, and improvements to travel options will be considered.  This Study will also assess drainage issues, inventory existing utilities and consider phased recommendations for multi-modal transportation projects.  For more information see the Active Project links on this website: Theater Drive Inventory & Roadway Feasibility Assessment Project.

  • Wildlife Crossings In Arizona

    April 18, 2022

    Arizona is at the forefront of addressing the conflicts between vehicles and wildlife in the Nation.  A partnership between 0ur Arizona Dept. of Transportation and Arizona Game & Fish Dept. has resulted in roadway construction strategies that have reduced the cost of fatal and sever injuries in our State caused by collisions with wildlife.  The new Federal Transportation Bill provides additional funding to States and Regions, like the SVMPO, to consider wildlife crossings in our roadway designs.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

  1. Board of Directors Work Session and Meeting

    July 6 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Technical Advisory Committee

    August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Board of Directors Meeting

    August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  4. Technical Advisory Committee

    October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  5. Board of Directors Meeting

    October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm