Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

2040 LRTP

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a comprehensive examination of the future transportation needs within the MPO boundaries. The LRTP presents recommendations for enhanced transportation efficiency and functionality, including the construction of new facilities, improved connectivity to multiple travel modes and the enhancement of existing highway, transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The LRTP also identifies potentially available federal, state and local funding levels and presents recommendations for the future programming and implementation phasing of major projects.

The goal of the LRTP is to create an effective framework for mobility and development together with a set of priority transportation investments that will address the area’s current and long-term needs. The projects that are selected as priorities for the transportation network will be programmed into the Statewide TIP for funding. The plan must comply with Federal guidelines as outlined in MAP-21 and is updated every five years.

The HRMPO amended the LRTP in May 2018. The Amendment focused on a revised list of roadway, walking and bicycling vision projects for Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and the Towns of Bridgewater, Dayton and Mt. Crawford. Projects and their costs have been evaluated and scored to indicate their benefit to the region, as shown in Appendix D. This Amendment is intended to inform decision‐makers and the community of effective transportation investments for the next 25 years.

The HRMPO’s 2040 CLRP includes a placeholder for improvements to I-81, and was amended in August 2019 to list the specific project identified in the I-81 Improvement Program in Appendix F.

To review the current approved Long Range Transportation Plan:

HRMPO 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Amendment (2019)