The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) documents the region's transportation needs, and is updated every five years.
The 2045 LRTP was approved by the HRMPO Policy Board on May 18, 2023, it includes more than $315 million in transportation investments that will take place across the Harrisonburg Rockingham region over the next two decades.
Explore our interactive map of transportation projects contained in the 2045 LRTP.
LRTP Project List Development Process
HRMPO offered virtual and in-person opportunities to review the draft LRTP, ask questions, and give feedback. Public engagement activities took place on the following dates:
Webinar on April 25, 2023
HRMPO hosted two webinar sessions on April 25, 2023. You can watch a replay of the webinar here:
Public Meeting on May 4, 2023
HRMPO hosted a public meeting on May 4, 2023 in the Community Room at the Rockingham County Administration Center from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and speak with staff from VDOT and HRMPO.
Monthly HRMPO Meetings
You can also get involved by attending our monthly HRMPO Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meetings or Policy Board meetings.
The development of the LRTP will be discussed at each meeting between now and the start of Phase Three. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and share additional feedback.
Background on Phases 1 & 2
Phase Two of the 2045 LRTP process was a survey soliciting feedback on the draft Universe of Projects open from August 1 through September 16, 2022.
A total of 685 people responded to the Phase Two survey. Click here to review the Phase 2 Survey Report.
We held a webinar on August 16 to give an overview of the LRTP process and Phase Two interactive map and survey. Watch a recording of the webinar presentation here.
In addition, we attended community events in Harrisonburg, Bridgewater, and Rockingham County, presented to elected officials in every jurisdiction within HRMPO boundaries, and hosted in-person open house information sessions at Turner Ashby High School and the Lucy F. Simms Center.
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.