The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) documents the region's transportation needs, and is updated every five years.
HRMPO is in the process of developing the 2045 Plan, and is offering virtual and in-person opportunities to get involved.
Phase Two of the Plan is focused on gathering feedback on a list of proposed transportation projects, known as the draft Universe of Projects.
Community members are invited to share feedback on the draft Universe of Projects through September 16, 2022. You can:
- Explore the interactive map and leave feedback on specific projects via Metroquest
- Register to attend our webinar on August 16 at 7pm.
- Attend one of our open house community meetings
- August 18 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Lucy F. Simms Community Center
- August 31 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Turner Ashby High School
Projects included on the draft Universe of Projects were checked against public input as well as regional and statewide data sources to determine whether they met defined transportation needs, and align with the community's vision, as identified through the Phase One Visioning Survey.
Feedback on the draft Universe of Projects will be used to identify which projects will be included in the final Plan, guiding transportation investments over the next 25 years to support the needs of the region and its future growth.
A flowchart highlighting the process of Project List Development may be viewed here.
Background on Phase One
Phase One of the 2045 LRTP process was a visioning survey, which was open to the public from February 1 through March 2, 2022.
A total of 638 people responded to the Phase One survey. View the Phase One Visioning Survey Report Here.
We hosted a webinar on February 16 and shared more about Phase One and the LRTP process. This webinar was recorded and can be viewed here.
Register to receive regular updates on the process and to be alerted about future opportunities during the LRTP process to share your feedback.
What is a LRTP?
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.
Review the current approved Long Range Transportation Plan using the links below. Please see Appendix D to review projects and their costs that have been evaluated and scored to indicate their benefits to the region. See the list the specific projects identified in the I-81 Improvement Program in Appendix F.